Kyiv, May 3, 2022 – On the 69th day of the war, Russian forces A ground attack on the Azovstal steel plant was launched Mariupol, defended by the Azov regiment, while they Zaporizhia arrived Buses carrying more than 100 survivors from the city of Al-Shaheed. In the evening, rocket attacks were recorded throughout the country, including in the West. Explosions to groupAnd Kyiv, as well as Dnipro and Vinnytsia. Today’s news that the same Pope Francesco He says he intends to go to Moscow to talk to Putin. In an interview with Corriere della SeraHowever, the Pope clarifies that “we have not yet received an answer and we still insist, even if I am afraid that Putin cannot and does not want to hold this meeting at this time.” “I am not going to Kyiv at the moment – adds Bergoglio -, I feel that I do not have to go. First I have to go to Moscow, first I have to meet Putin. But I am also a priest, what can I do? I do? I will do what I can. If Putin opens The door. The door….” Diplomacy plays the card today Emmanuel MacronThe French President had a phone conversation with More than two hours with Vladimir Putin, The first is between the two after the Bocha massacres and Macron’s re-election to the Elysee. The Russian president told his French counterpart that he was open to dialogue, but Ukraine “is not ready for serious negotiations.” Then the first man in the Kremlin accused the European Union countries of ignoring the war crimes committed by the Ukrainian forces in the Donbass, and demanded that the West “stop the supply of arms to Ukraine.”
Attack on a steel plant in Mariupol
The final attack of the Russian forces on the steel factory Azovstal Mariupol started. As soon as many civilians were evacuated The attack has begunUNIAN correspondent writes on Telegram Deputy Commander Azov Battalion, Svyatoslav Palamar, “The occupiers began storming Azovstal and now They are trying to enter the factory.”who talks about 2 killing women – whose photos were published – and 10 other civilians were wounded. The area had previously been subjected to heavy bombardment: “Before the attack, the aircraft of the Azovstal Ork company bombed for several hours in a row. A large-scale fire broke out, and a column of smoke appeared in all areas of Mariupol. ‘And thus violated the armistice with the usual recrimination.
The Kremlin announced that Russian forces and the separatist Donetsk Republic had begun targeting the offensive positions of the Azov Battalion on the steel plant. after men From the same battalion and the Ukrainian army violated the ceasefire regime: “They came out of the basements, occupied offensive positions in the territory and buildings of the factory. Now units of the Russian army and the Democratic Republic of the Congo are using artillery and aircraft are beginning to destroy these positions “, reports RIA Novosti.
Canadian volunteers filmed the beginning of the offensive fighting on the side of Ukraine
Missiles all over Ukraine
In the evening, air raid alerts sounded almost all over Ukraine. Next to group And Kyivthe explosions could also be heard a Dnipro And Vinnytsia. Ukrainian anti-aircraft forces shot down a Russian missile near Kyiv. The Anti-aircraft siren Already taken in the afternoon always in Dnipro ZhaporizhiaIn the east of the country, where – according to the Kyiv army – Moscow is regrouping its forces and strengthening artillery and air defense units. The regional governor, Oleksandr Staruch, called on residents of the towns of Vasylivka and Tokmok to use the open “green corridor” to evacuate civilians. Meanwhile, three more civilians were killed in an air raid in Vohlidar, in the eastern Donetsk region.
Ukrainian forces reported their presence I saw 122 Russian soldiers in the past 24 hours And thwarting an attempt by Moscow forces to seize an observation post of the Kyiv army, wrote on Facebook the South Ukrainian Task Force, which he citedUkrainska Pravda. He explains that the observation point is located in the Kherson region (south) and was stormed by a “hostile sabotage and reconnaissance group”, and “impeded and crushed with mortars.”
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