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new explosions in kyiv, “inhuman” situation in Mariupol

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Explosions punctuated the early hours of Sunday in kyiv, like what happened on Saturday. Russia announced at the end of the week that it intended to step up its offensive in the capital. Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian president, described as “inhuman” the situation in Maripul, a city that the Russian army says it controls almost entirely.

  • 6:50 a.m.: Explosions heard in kyiv

Several local media are reporting that explosions were heard in the early hours of Sunday in Kyiv. The Ukrainian capital had already been targeted at dawn on Saturday. Throughout the country, the warning sirens sounded in the night from Saturday to Sunday.

  • 4:15 a.m.: “The situation in Mariupol is simply inhumane,” says Volodymyr Zelensky

In a video message, Volodymyr Zelensky paints a terrible portrait of the city of Mariupol, which Russia claims to control almost entirely. “The situation in Mariupol remains as bad as it can be. Simply inhumane. That’s what the Russian Federation did. Did it deliberately. (…) Russia is deliberately trying to destroy anyone is in Mariupol”, declares the Ukrainian president, who calls again on his partners to provide his country with “heavy weapons”.

The Russian army is launching a new appeal to the last Ukrainian defenders of Mariupol to lay down their arms.

France 24-Trans

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