On the 56th day of the Russian invasion, the Ukraine The country has received warplanes to counter Russian aggression in the east, where the last Ukrainian fighters stationed in Mariupol have called on the international community for help. In a video message posted on Facebook by Ukrainian newspapers on Wednesday (20), an army soldier summed up “what was his last appeal”. Watch the video above.
Sergei Wolinsky, commander of the 36th Marine Corps Regiment, said: “We may be living our last days, even our last moments. UkraineAfter the new Moscow final warning for the surrender of Ukrainian militants.
He calls for the removal of the remaining soldiers and civilians from the Assault factory in the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol.
“The enemy is ten times more than us,” he says. “I urge all world leaders to help us,” he said. We request you to take us to the border of the third country using the extraction procedure. According to Commander Volina, the Russian military has “advantages in air, artillery, ground forces, equipment and tanks”.
“We are defending only one point, the Azovstel factory, where, in addition to the soldiers, there are civilians affected by this war,” says the soldier.
An explosion was heard at the Azovstal metallurgical plant in Mariupol, Ukraine.
At least 500 soldiers are said to have been injured at the public residence. At least 1,000 people, especially women, children and the elderly, have disappeared with militants in the factory’s “underground shelters,” the Mariupol city council said Tuesday. An unofficial figure reveals that more than 20,000 civilians were killed in the city.
After nearly two months of siege, the strategic Ukrainian port of Mariupol falls into Russian hands. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defense confirmed on Wednesday morning that the Russian military was “focusing on most of its efforts to capture the city of Mariupol and continue its efforts to seize the area near the Azovstel Steelworks”.
Tuesday (19) The Russia Announced a series of air and missile strikes in the east Ukraine. According to Kiev, this is the beginning of the “war for the Donbass”, which has been feared for weeks. RFI special envoys Clea Broadhurst and Jad El Khoury marched to the front line with a battalion.
Reporters arrived 750 meters away from Russian enemy troops in Donbass. For Alexander, commander of the Ukrainian battalion, the second phase of the offensive had already begun. “Over the past two days, the bombings have become more intense and more frequent. It is clear that the Russians are carrying heavy artillery,” the soldier said.
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Medical Officer of the Sergeant Battalion. Teaches how to do first aid. “I teach them the basics of dressing and all the medical basics they need to know. But I also show them ways to get out of the group if necessary. I control everything. If a soldier is injured somewhere, I take care of him until he’s taken out,” he explains.
Although ready for battle, the soldier looks tired and regrets his situation. “I lost my best friend here a few weeks ago. It is so hard to realize that I will never see him again. The public goes through all this, see Gramadorsk, Mariupol. What did they do? They lived a quiet life. ”
Under the sound of shelling, these front line soldiers are waiting for the arrival of the Russians.
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