Mariupol: The evacuation of stranded nationals from Ukraine’s Mariupol, which is surrounded by the Russian forces, has been delayed, the officials stated. They have also accused Russian Troops of breaking a ceasefire. The stranded people were asked to leave the city during the five-hour period today.
The Russian side did not adhere to the ceasefire and has continued shelling in Mariupol itself and its environs and for security reasons, the evacuation of the civilian population has been postponed,” city officials said in a statement on social media.
Russian forces had said it will stop firing and will allow humanitarian corridors in the Ukrainian cities of Mariupol and Volnovakha, Russia’s defence ministry said, Interfax reported.
Laying siege to Mariupol for days, the Russian Forces have cut the supply of electricity, food, water, heating and transportation in the depths of winter, prompting comparisons to the Nazi blockade of Leningrad in World War II.
Mayor Vadim Boychenko said, “For now, we are looking for solutions to humanitarian problems and all possible ways to get Mariupol out of the blockade.” He called for a ceasefire and a humanitarian corridor for food and medicine.
Since President Vladimir Putin’s army invaded on February 24, thousands of civilians have lost their lives.
The Russian Invasion from Western Nations, balancing punishment of the Kremlin with fears of a hazardous escalation, has drawn condemnation and severe sanctions.
The Russian invasion has drawn condemnation and severe sanctions from Western nations, and with fear of hazardous escalations, is balancing the punishment of the Kremlin.
In the 10-Day-Long invasion, Moscow has seized two major cities Berdiansk and Kherson on Ukraine’s southern Black Sea coast. But gaining control over Mariupol, a city of about 450,000 people on the Azov Sea, will lead to representing a bigger prize for Russian forces, as it would deal a severe blow to Ukraine’s maritime access and connect troops coming from annexed Crimea and the Donbas.
Moscow was waiting for a third round of talks with Ukraine in Belarus says Kremlin’s spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov. One of Kyiv’s negotiators said it hoped to hold them this weekend.
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