The war in ukraine launched by Russia 70 days ago is now concentrating on the offensive to control the separatist territories of Donbas. The Russian Army has increased its attacks in the area, with special attention to controlling Mariupol, the port city that has been besieged for more than two months.
This Tuesday they have reached Zaporizhia (located on the Dnieper River) the 156 civilians evacuated from the city who subsisted for weeks in underground shelters. It is the first rescue operation of great depth gestated with the agreement of the governments of Ukraine and Russiawith the collaboration of the UN and the support of Red Cross. Mariúpol, which initially had a population of almost half a million inhabitants, has been practically razed to the ground.
In this context, the Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister, Iryna Vereshchukhas announced the opening of four collection points for citizens on the outskirts of the besieged city to try to evacuate the more than 10,000 inhabitants who still remain in this city on the shores of the Sea of Azov, without water, electricity or basic products.
At least ten dead after an attack by Russian forces on a factory in Donetsk
The bombardments on Ukrainian territory have not stopped since the armed conflict began on February 24. The head of the Donetsk regional military administration (to the east), Pavlo Kirilenkohas denounced this Tuesday an attack by Russian forces on a coking plant (it is responsible for generating coke and crude gas from coal) in the area that has left at least ten dead and 15 wounded. Kirilenko has assured that the Russian forces knew “exactly” where to aim, since “the workers had just finished their shift and were waiting at the bus stop” to be able to return home.
According to the latest data from the Office of the Prosecutor General of Ukraine, at least 220 children have died Y 407 have been injured as a result of Russian bombing since the invasion of the country began. Besides, 1,584 educational institutions have been damaged, of which 118 of them were completely destroyed.
Russian troops have fired in the last 24 hours more than 20 missiles that have impacted various regions of Ukraine, most of them launched from the Caspian Sea. During the night of May 3, an air raid warning was issued throughout the country after which approximately 18 missiles (from aircraft) were fired, hitting infrastructure facilities in the Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Lviv, Vinnytsia regions , kyiv and Zakarpattia.