“Surrender is not an option” for Ukrainian forces in Azovstal
During a press conference this Sunday, Ukrainian forces fighting at the Azovstal factory, the last part of the Mariupol (southeast) protest, confirmed that “surrender is not an option.”
According to members of the Azov Battalion, soldiers were killed during a ceasefire in Azovstal.
A member of the Azov battalion told a news conference on Sunday that soldiers had been killed during a ceasefire that allowed civilians to be evacuated from the site of the Azovstale factory in Mariupol.
“A gunfire was fired at a vehicle used to evacuate civilians, and two soldiers were killed from the drone,” he explained.
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At least 2 people were killed and 60 were missing in the bombing of the school. The governor of the Luhansk region said in a telegram on Sunday that a Russian strike had killed at least two people at a school where several people had sought refuge. “60 people at the school may have died,” he added.
Vladimir Putin promises, “As in 1945, victory is ours.” During his swearing-in on May 8, the Russian head of state augmented references to World War II and Nazism. “Today our soldiers are fighting to free their native land from Nazi dirt,” he said.
Ukrainian soldiers wounded in Azovstal are still trapped in the factory. This Sunday, a guest on BFMTV, Ukrainian Deputy Chief of Staff Yaroslav Zhelesnyak said that wounded Ukrainian soldiers lurking under the Azovstal factory could not be evacuated. However he acknowledged that their numbers were not enough to defeat President Zalensky’s government.
Volodymyr Zelensky meets G7 leaders this afternoon. The President of Ukraine is scheduled to speak today via video conference against G7 leaders. The meeting will focus on the situation in Ukraine and may impose new sanctions against Russia.
Vladimir Putin promises, “As in 1945, victory is ours.”
During his May 8 election, Russian President Vladimir Putin promised that “victory will be ours, as it was in 1945,” which increased the comparisons between World War II and the conflict in Ukraine.
In a passage targeting Ukrainians, the Russian president added, “Unfortunately, today Nazism is resurfacing.”
It is our sacred duty to prevent the so-called “ideological heirs of the defeated” from “taking revenge on them” in the so-called “Great Patriotic War” in Moscow.
German Bundestag President visits Kiev
Bärbel Bas, chairman of the German Bundestock, visits Kyiv on Sunday.
According to the British daily The Guardian, the elected Socialist is in the Ukrainian capital to honor the victims of World War II, but discuss the support given to Ukraine.
The death toll from a school bombing in the Luhansk region has risen to 60
At least 60 people have been reported missing in a bomb blast near a refugee school in the eastern Ukraine’s Lukansk region, regional governor Sergei Keita said on Sunday.
“The village of Pilogorivka was under airstrikes. The bombs hit the school and, unfortunately, it was completely destroyed,” the governor said in his telegram account.
“There were 90 people in total. 27 people were rescued (…) Sixty people at the school may have died,” he said.
A bomb blast near a school in the Luhansk region has killed at least two people
At least two people were killed Saturday in a bomb blast at a school in the Ukrainian village of Plovdiv.
The governor said Russian forces targeted the school where more than 90 asylum seekers were located on Saturday afternoon. So far 30 people have been rescued.
“The fire was extinguished after about 4 hours. Then the debris was removed and two bodies were found,” the governor explained in a telegram.
“We can not evict them”: Mariupol aide warns BFMTV about the condition of wounded soldiers in Azovstal
This Sunday the guest of BFMTV, Mariupol Ukrainian MP Yaroslav Zelesnyak spoke about the situation at the Azovstal factory, a large industrial complex where a large number of people had gathered after the start of the Russian offensive.
He confirmed the information released by President Zhelensky on Saturday, according to which all civilians were evacuated from the area.
“All women, children and the elderly were evicted from the Azovstel factory,” he said.
Nevertheless, many soldiers, some of whom were wounded, are still underground.
“A large number of wounded soldiers are still at the scene. They must be evacuated. (…) They cannot be evacuated. The militants at the Azovstal base are without medicine,” he said.
Russia says it has destroyed several airports in western Ukraine
The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Saturday evening that Odessa, a large Ukrainian port on the Black Sea in southwestern Ukraine, was targeting airports in the Artsyz region near Romania and Voznessensk north of Mykolaiv.
In the Northeast, the Russian army destroyed large quantities of weapons and military equipment “supplied by the US and other Western nations (to Ukraine) in the Krasnodar and Karlovka, far from Kharkiv.”
Strikes were reported around Donetsk (east) on Saturday, where four people were killed and nine wounded, said regional governor Pavlo Girilenko.
G7 leaders are due to meet with Volodymyr Zelensky this Sunday
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is scheduled to attend a video conference meeting of the leaders of the G7 major powers on Sunday, where he will discuss the situation in his country.
A spokesman for German Chancellor Olaf Scholes said on Friday that May 8 was a historic day in Europe, marking the end of terrorism, destruction and death in Europe.
She also felt that the war in Ukraine was “more important than ever for the integration of the G7 (…).”
This year, Germany will lead the G7, which includes Canada, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Italy and Japan.
The last civilians were expelled from the Azovstal factory
In his daily news on Saturday evening, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zhelensky said: “We have evacuated civilians from Azovstal”, referring to the number of 300 evacuees. Now, “We are now preparing for Phase II (…): Injured and paramedics”.
In the galleries of the vast industrial complex located in Mariupol, there will always be many players.
“We are working to expel our soldiers. All these heroes are defending Mariupol,” said Volodymyr Zhelensky.
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