Zelensky considers the military liberation of Mariupol impossible
The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, recognized this Sunday The impossibility of liberating the city of Mariupoleffectively under the control of Russian forces, through military means.
At a press conference with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau – who visited Kyiv on Sunday as a gesture of support for the Ukrainian president – Zelensky explained that his country “He lacks the heavy weapons needed to liberate Mariupol” in a military operation. “And I say that frankly,” the president emphasized.
Similarly, the Ukrainian president made it clear that this is the case too It is almost impossible to guarantee the departure of the Ukrainian army They holed up in the Azovstal metallurgical plant and accused Russia of obstructing their evacuation efforts.
“The Russian army, the Russian army and the leadership of the Russian Federation do not want our soldiers to leave,” he said in statements collected by the Ukrainian portal Gazeta.
On the other hand, in the past few hours, 170 Ukrainians arrived in the city of Zaporizhia as a result of opening a corridor for civilians in Mariupol and within the framework of the joint operation of the United Nations and the Red Cross, according to Sky News. .
With this new arrival, more than 600 civilians have already been evacuated from the plant and its surroundings, which is practically the last defensive stronghold in the city.