The Luck of Mariupol it is thrown out, and now there are only a few small pockets of Ukrainian resistance left in the Azovstal industrial district. The Russian Army has reported that a thousand Ukrainian marines had given up, while the Ukrainian side was only talking about violent fighting at this point in the city, without confirming the eventual capitulation. Capturing this port city offers the first big victory to the Kremlin from the start of the offensive. It is the first important Ukrainian city to fall into his hands, get set up that land runner, so longed for by Moscow, between the annexed crimean peninsula and the two self-proclaimed people’s republics of Donetsk and Donbas, and allows the Kremlin troops to consolidate their lines in the face of the imminent military offensive in the east of the country.
In a tone of satisfaction, the Russian Ministry of Defense has announced that “1,026 soldiers of the 36 Marine Brigade Ukrainian troops have handed over their weapons and surrendered”. The last that was known of this military unit dates back to the last Mondaywhen it was announced that their troops were preparing for “the final battle” of Mariupol, which would end in annihilation or capture, since they were running out of ammunition.
From kyiv, the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, has paid a heartfelt tribute to the soldiers who for more than five weeks have confronted the occupier. “We have destroyed more weapons and equipment of which many armies in Europe count, but that is not sufficient“, he declared in a video broadcast on a social network, once again reiterating a call to Western countries to send tanks, fighter planes and missile systems. The mayor of Mariupol, Vadim Boychenkoensures that a total of 20,000 people have lost their lives during the fighting for control of the city and accuses the Russian troops having deported into territory controlled by his forces between 20,000 Y 30,000 civilians against your will. In addition, tens of thousands of people are still waiting to be evacuated from the city.
Morgues in Dnipro
In the morgues of Dniproa locality that until now has remained relatively quiet and that serves as rear to the Ukrainian side fighting on the Kharkiv and Southern fronts, lie the corpses of 1,500 Russian soldiers that no one is claiming them. “Nobody has come to recover them”, highlighted the vice mayor of the city, Mikhail Lissenko.
In a recent interview, the Kremlin spokesman, Dmitry Peskovhas admitted that his country was suffering, in the Ukrainian campaign, “significant losses“, which he did not encrypt at any time, qualifying them as a “great tragedy”. Despite this surprising admission, made only before a half foreign, the strictest censorship continues to be applied inside Russia, a country in which it is a crime the simple dissemination of information of military casualties officially confirmed.