The war in Ukraine: the “surrender” of soldiers in Mariupol, 1,500 Russian corpses in Dnipro, threats of strikes against Kyiv … The point on the forty-ninth day of the offensive

The Ukrainian forces stated that the weather conditions in the past few days did not allow the Russian Air Force to take off as often as the previous days. However, more than a month and a half after the start of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, artillery is still pounding certain towns, especially in the Zaporizhia region, in the southeast of the country, where there is no passage, in fact, that is open on Wednesday. Separately, Russia on Wednesday threatened to strike command centers in Kyiv, accusing Ukraine of launching attacks on its territory.

In Mariupol, the holed-up soldiers reportedly surrendered

As Russian strikes continued on Tuesday, including at the giant steel plant on the eastern outskirts of the port, the Russian Defense Ministry said “1,026 Ukrainian soldiers from the 36th Marine Brigade voluntarily laid down their arms and headed” to the “Ilyich Metal Factory” area where they had holed up for several days, using Underground ways to organize their fighters. A news broadcast on Russian public television on Rossia 24, on the night of Tuesday to Wednesday, announced this surrender; Footage showed men in camouflage uniforms carrying wounded people on stretchers or being interrogated as they stood in what appeared to be a basement. According to Moscow, 150 soldiers were wounded and received treatment in the Mariupol Hospital.

A few hours later, the adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksiy Aristovich, claimed that after a “risky maneuver”, the last defenders of the city managed to unite. “Units of the 36th Independent Marine Brigade penetrated to [rejoindre] The Azov Regiment, ”said, without specifying how many men of this brigade were able to join the other Ukrainian forces, and did not deny the surrender of some. And Aristovich claimed that “the defenders of the city, now united, have seriously strengthened their defense zone.”

In Kharkiv, the bombing continues

Partial siege and artillery bombardment continues around Kharkiv in the direction of Slobogansky, according to the Ukrainian General Staff, which accuses Russian forces of seeking to form pro-Russian popular militias. Seven people were killed in Russian strikes in the Kharkiv region between Tuesday and Wednesday, and 22 others were injured, Governor Oleg Senegubov told Telegram, adding that a two-year-old child who was injured in Monday’s bombing died of his injuries in hospital. Tuesday. The region’s governor finally announced that four civilians were killed and at least ten wounded in Russian strikes on Wednesday on the northeastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. “During the day, the occupiers continued to bombard residential areas in Kharkiv (…) Four civilians were killed in one day and ten others were wounded,” he announced on Telegram Oleg Synegoubov. According to Mr. Senegubov, noticeably “heavy artillery fire” fell on the northern Kharkiv region.

Five hours of battle in Polohy

The Ukrainian army reported heavy fighting in the southeastern Zaporizhia region. A five-hour battle erupted in Bulohi district on Tuesday as Ukrainian forces attempted to liberate the area. Polohy is located northeast of the Russian-occupied city of Melitopol.

Russian cruiser burning after the launch of a Ukrainian missile?

The Ukrainian authorities said, on Wednesday evening, that the launch of a Ukrainian missile caused a fire on board the Russian cruiser Moskva. The Ukrainian governor of the Odessa region (south) Maxim Marchenko said that “Neptune missiles protecting the Black Sea caused serious damage to this Russian ship.” An adviser to the Ukrainian president, Oleksich Aristovich, confirmed on YouTube the Ukrainian strikes on the ship, without indicating its location either. “It’s burning badly. Now. With such a raging sea, it is impossible to know when they will be able to receive assistance,” he said, asserting that “510 crew members” were on board. These claims were immediately unverifiable.

1500 Russian corpses in Dnipro?

The Ukrainian authorities have been trying for weeks to provoke the indignation of the Russian mothers who mobilized during the long conflict in Chechnya. Dnipro municipal official, Mikhailo Lysenko, said in an interview with Russian-speaking media Nastoïashchee Vremia that “Now there are more than a thousand and a half Russian soldiers dead in the morgue, and no one wants to take them with them. They lie in refrigerators.” Whatever happens, they are the children of a person What. We hope their mothers can come and bring their sons who have raised their lives their whole lives, and who loved them.

There is no humanitarian corridor on Wednesday

The country’s Deputy Prime Minister, Irina Vereshuk, assessed the risks: “In the Zaporizhia region, the occupiers prevented evacuation buses, and in the Luhansk region, they violated the ceasefire.” According to the minister, the Russian forces “not only respect the standards of international humanitarian law, but also cannot properly control their personnel on the ground”, “All this creates such a level of danger on the roads in which we are forced to refrain from opening the corridors Humanity today,” she said early in the morning.

100 million euros of military equipment delivered by Paris to Kyiv

French Armed Forces Minister Florence Parly announced, on Wednesday, that France has delivered more than one hundred million euros of military equipment, after meeting with her Ukrainian counterpart Oleksiy Reznikov. “I have announced to my counterpart that France will provide additional military capabilities, in addition to the €100 million in equipment already donated,” the minister said in a tweet.

In a press release from the Ministry of the Armed Forces, Florence Parly specified that the deliveries relate to “means of protection, electronic equipment, weapons and ammunition, and weapons systems that meet the needs expressed by Ukraine.” So far, Paris has not specified the amount of weapons delivered to Kyiv since the beginning of the Russian invasion at the end of February. In the evening, Volodymyr Zelensky lamented Emmanuel Macron’s refusal to condemn the “genocide” in Ukraine by the Russian army, calling it “extremely painful.”

Macron’s refusal to denounce the ‘genocide’ in Ukraine is ‘extremely painful’

On Wednesday, French President Emmanuel Macron expressed his regret for the Russian army’s rejection of the “genocide” of Ukraine in Ukraine, as “extremely painful”, and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky expressed his regret. “If this is true, then such statements are very harmful to us,” Mr. Zelensky said during a joint press conference with the heads of state of Poland, Lithuania, Estonia and Latvia during his visit to Kaif. I will do my best to discuss this matter with Mr Macron today. “If not, then tomorrow when he finds the time,” Zelensky added. Earlier today, Emmanuel Macron chose not to use the term “genocide” used by his US counterpart Joe Biden to accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of it in Ukraine.

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