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Russia has turned its military might against Ukrainian cities and towns and committed more troops to the war, seeking to divide the country in two in a potentially decisive battle for control of Ukraine’s eastern industrial heartland. Mines and factories.

Russian-Ukrainian militias from the Donetsk People’s Republic drive past damaged vehicles during heavy fighting in an area of ​​Mariupol, Ukraine, controlled by Russian-backed separatist forces, Tuesday, April 19, 2022. 

On Wednesday, Russian forces tightened a noose around die-hard Ukrainian defenders holed up in a Mariupol steel plant amid renewed desperate attempts to open an evacuation corridor for stranded civilians in Mariupol Moscow, the country’s industrial east.

Russian forces have been firing rockets at some Ukrainian cities even after Russia announced another ceasefire and offered to set up several humanitarian corridors to allow civilians to leave Ukraine starting Monday.

The Ukrainian military said that Moscow continues to strike at the country’s industrial east, looking for weaknesses in Ukrainian defensive lines. On Wednesday, the Ukrainian General Staff noted that Russia continues to organize offensive operations at various points in the east as Russian forces probe for weaknesses in Ukrainian positions.

In Mariupol, the devastated port city in the Donbas, Ukrainian troops said the Russian military dropped heavy bombs to flatten what is left of a sprawling steel plant — believed to be the defenders’ last holdout — and hit a hospital where hundreds were staying.

The Ukrainian General Staff said Wednesday that Russia continued to mount offensives at various locations in the east as its forces probe for weak points in the Ukrainian lines. The General Staff said that defeating the last resistance in the Azovstal steel mill in Mariupol remains Russia’s top priority.   “msn.com

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the Russian military throws everything the Russian armed forces have into battle. Most of their combat-ready forces are now concentrated in the country and immediately abroad in Russia.

The warring Russian army will forever go down in world history as the most brutal and inhumane army globally, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said. The Russian military has brought in almost everyone and everything capable of fighting Ukraine against us, he said in his late-night video message to the nation.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the Kremlin did not respond to an offer to exchange Viktor Medvedchuk, the imprisoned Kremlin party leader, for several thousand Ukrainian soldiers.

“They have driven almost everyone and everything that is capable of fighting us against Ukraine,” he said in his nightly video address to the nation. Despite claims that they are hitting only military sites, the Russians continue to target residential areas and kill civilians, he said. “The Russian army in this war is writing itself into world history forever as the most barbaric and inhuman army in the world,” Zelenskyy said.

Weeks ago, after the abortive Russian push to take Kyiv, the Kremlin declared that its main goal was the capture of the mostly Russian-speaking Donbas, where Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces for eight years.   “independent.co.uk

Moscow said it had fired hundreds of rockets and carried out airstrikes against Ukrainian targets, including troop and equipment concentrations. Russia has said it launched a missile attack on areas around Zaporizhzhia and the Dnieper, west of the Donbas.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor Konashenkov said Moscow forces bombed numerous Ukrainian military installations, including depots of military units and missile warheads, in or near several towns and villages.

Ukraine and Russia often accused each other of obstructing the evacuation from Mariupol or shooting along an agreed route that was usually only open to people traveling in private cars. Earlier, Vereshchuk said that no agreements had been reached with Russia on the evacuation route over the past three days. According to Sergei Taruta, despite claims that they only target military targets, the Russians continue to strike at residential areas and kill civilians.

Ukrainians have their hands full with the battle for Eastern Ukraine. President Zelenskyy said they will fight until the end. Losses will almost likely be high on both sides. With Russian troops as undisciplined as they have proven by raping and murdering civilians.   “the-sun.com

The US and its allies have provided weapons for the Ukrainians to defend themselves against the Russian invasion. I’m sure they received weapons that we know nothing about, and the time has come to use them against Russian troops. This isn’t just a fight for their country, the Ukrainians, are fighting for their right to live free.

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