U.S. President Joe Biden will travel to a city near the Polish-Ukrainian border on Friday, in a shot to gesture Western concinnity against Russia’s rush.
It comes as theU.K.’s Defense Ministry said Ukraine was pushing Russian colors back and recovering ground near Kyiv.
The country’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy marked one month since Russia launched its full-scale attack by thanking his country’s fortified forces, suggesting Moscow may not have launched its irruption if it knew the extent of Ukraine’s resistance.
Painted on the ground outside the structure– in giant Russian letters– was the word” CHILDREN.”The communication– large enough to be viewed from the sky– was scribbled near a public forecourt. Russia has denied its forces hit the theater, claiming rather that the Azov legion, the Ukrainian army’s main presence in Mariupol, blew it up.
Publicizing the update on its Telegram channel, the megacity council said”Unfortunately, we start the day with bad news. There’s information, grounded on observers, that about 300 people failed in the Drama Theater in Mariupol as a result of a bombing by Russian aircraft.
“We still don’t want to believe in this horror. We still want to believe that everyone managed to escape. But the words of those who were inside the structure at the time of this terrorist act say else.”
CNN has been unfit to singly corroborate the death risk.
Before this week, Petro Andriushchenko, an counsel to Mariupol’s mayor, but the number of estimated survivors of the bombing at around 200.
“The occupier knew where he was hitting. He knew what the consequences might be, and anyway, the losers fell on this place,” the megacity council statement Friday continued.
Videotape of the fate of the bombing, which surfaced lately on social media, shows people making their escape from the fine and debris bestrew structure.
Holes in the walls can be seen as people make their way down a staircase to leave the theater.
“The bullet hit right in the center of the Drama Theater,” a man’s voice can be heard saying.
In an alternate videotape, which shows massive internal structural damage to the structure, a man’s voice offers consolation that he and others with him on the ground bottom of the structure weren’t injured in the attack. But he expresses fears that numerous others who were sheltering in the structure remain buried under the debris.
All essential services are Damaged
The theater was being used as one of the main harbors in Mariupol, which has been under violent hail since the early days of Russia’s assault on Ukraine.
Information about the full extent of the attack has been slow to crop due to the nearly complete breakdown of essential services in the megacity, including communication networks.
The littoral megacity has been under siege for several weeks and has seen some of the worst attacks in the war since Russia began its irruption of Ukraine in February. There’s still no word on possible casualties after a separate attack on an art academy structure that was also being used as a sanctum by over 400 people.
Introductory services like gas, electricity, and water, are all out in the megacity. Bodies are being left in the road because there’s either no bone left to collect them, or it’s simply too dangerous to try.
Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk blazoned two evacuation corridors for Mariupol and enthralled Melitopol on Friday.
Speaking in a televised communication, Vereshchuk said the corridors will link the two metropolises with Zaporizhzhia, which lies to the north and is still in Ukrainian hands.
Over the last week, Russian forces have been deporting thousands of Mariupol residers against their will to far-flung metropolises in Russia, according to megacity officers and substantiations. And on Monday, Moscow called on Mariupol to surrender– a notion Ukraine fleetly shot down.
Russia has denied targeting civilians in Mariupol, condemning casualties on Ukrainian forces.
Andriushchenko told CNN on Sunday that the battle for the megacity has made it insolvable to recoup and identify the dead or treat the wounded.
In a videotape communication posted to Facebook in the early hours of Sunday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said the siege of Mariupol would go down in history as a war crime.” To do this to a peaceful megacity. is a terror that will be remembered for centuries to come,” he added.