Ukraine VIDEOs: 2,500 Ukrainian forces in Mariupol set to fight to the end. Devastation in Ukrainian city of Mariupol (March 17). Russia 'trying to destroy everyone' in Mariupol, warns Ukraine's President Zelenskyy (April 17).'AZOV' commander message.
2,500 Ukrainian forces in Mariupol set to fight to the end By DW News, April 18, 2022
Major Ukrainian cities are coming under renewed attack from Russian air strikes. Powerful explosions hit the western city of Lviv this morning. Regional officials say at least six people were killed and several others injured. Initial reports suggest the airstrikes targeted military infrastructure facilities. But several civilians have been reported among the wounded. Lviv had largely been spared the worst of the violence until now. In the eastern city of Mariupol, a few thousand fighters and some civilians are believed to have been encircled in the Azov-stal steel plant near the port. It's the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the city. Russia claims to have complete control of all of Mariupol's urban areas, and has left much of it destroyed.
New footage shows true scale of devastation in Ukrainian city of Mariupol By ITV News, March 17, 2022
For weeks, the Ukrainian city of Mariupol has been one of the loneliest, most dangerous cities in the world since Russia launched its invasion.
Russia 'trying to destroy everyone' in Mariupol, warns Ukraine's President Zelenskyy | ITV News By ITV News, April 17, 2022
I am spreading the speech of the legendary commander of the 'AZOV' regiment, hero of Ukraine, lieutenant colonel Denys Prokopenko.I hope many people abroad watch this video.'Azov' regiment is part of the National Guard of Ukraine. A regiment that has already become a living legend and is holding back the enemy's forces, which are hundreds of times bigger.
Full text here: 'I am commander of Azov regiment, Denis Prokopenko. I call to the leaders of the world. Right now, in Mariupol, at "Azovstal" steel factory hundreds of civilians are sheltering. Among them - people of all ages, women, children, families of Mariupol defenders. They are sheltering in the basements and bunkers from "russian world" They found their only available shelter next to the Ukrainian soldiers, who are still defending the city from russian invaders. Russian occupational forces, and their proxy from "lnr/dnr" know that, they know about civilians, and they keep their fire on the factory willingly. They use free fall bombs, rockets, bunker-buster bombs, all varieties of artillery, both ground and naval for indiscriminate attacks. City theater, maternity hospital, schools, kindergartens, hospitals, houses were destroyed by those who now offers civilians evacuation and safety. These are the same people. And nobody believes these bastards. Therefore I urge the politicians of all civilized world to organize a proper "green corridor", ensure it's safety and provide immediate evacuation and protection of civilians, wounded soldiers, and bodies of dead soldiers, to bury them with honors.'