While it awaits – as many expect – Russia to intensify its military operations in eastern Ukraine, the most important developments of the war remain related to the city of Mariupol. Before the Russian invasion it had a population of 400,000, today it is mostly destroyed, a few tens of thousands of people remain and it is almost completely occupied by the Russian army. There are still some Ukrainian soldiers in the area of \u200b\u200bthe port of the steel plant in Azovstal: it is not known exactly how many, they resisted for days with little food and ammunition and many were wounded. It is expected that Russia will be able to take full control of the city, which will be the largest city occupied since the beginning of the war.
Meanwhile, on Friday, Russia began striking targets in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, after the situation in the city was calm for several days. Russia said on Friday it had bombed one of the factories used to produce Neptune missiles (those that Ukraine claims it used to sink the Moskva); Russia said on Saturday it had bombed a factory for military vehicles, while on Sunday it said it had destroyed an munitions factory in Brovary, on the outskirts of Kyiv. At least one person was killed in Saturday’s attack and several others were wounded.
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