Ukrainian fighters extracted from the last bastion of resistance in Mariupol have been taken to a former penal colony in Kremlin-controlled territory, with Kyiv officials saying they hope to exchange them for Russian prisoners of war. However, their fate appears up in the air. One Moscow lawmaker has said they should be brought to “justice,” as Russia threatened to put some of them on trial for war crimes. Russian news agencies are reporting that the Duma plans to take up a resolution on Wednesday to prevent the exchange of Azov Regiment fighters. Ending the siege Russia's Defence Ministry announced on Wednesday that 959 Ukrainian soldiers entrenched at the Azovstal steel site had surrendered since Monday. "In the last 24 hours 694 fighters, including 29 wounded, have been taken as prisoners. Since 16 May, fighters, including 80 wounded, have been taken prisoner," the ministry said in a statement, reiterated by Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Major General Igor … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Uncertainty over the fate of surrendered Mariupol defenders
Some 700,000 Ukrainian soldiers are now actively participating in defending the country, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a televised interview on Saturday. In comparison, Russia deployed anywhere between 100,000 to 190,000 troops when it launched its invasion on 24 February, with the exact numbers of currently active units unclear. Meanwhile, the Moscow forces continued their assault in the east after claiming victory in Mariupol on Friday as the last Ukrainian defenders holed up in Azovstal laid down their arms. Read more about the day's developments in our live blog below. 05.21.2022 10:03 Saturday's key points: Russia suspended its gas delivery to Finland on Saturday morning in response to the country's NATO membership bid. The Russian military says it has fully taken over the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol after the last Ukrainian fighters gave themselves up. Earlier, Moscow said more than 1,900 Ukrainian fighters … [Read more...] about 700,000 soldiers defending Ukraine now, Zelenskyy says, as battles rage in the Donbas
Las fuerzas rusas habrían entrado en la planta metalúrgica de Azovstal , en Mariúpol, según el Instituto para el Estudio de la Guerra. David Arakhamia, jefe del partido gobernante de Ucrania en el Parlamento, dijo que las fuerzas rusas entraron en la planta, donde se encuentra la última resistencia de la ciudad. El Kremlin ha negado que las tropas rusas estuvieran asaltando la planta metalúrgica de Azovstal y dijo que allí funcionaban corredores humanitarios. El comandante de las fuerzas ucranianas en la planta ha dicho que allí se están librando "difíciles y sangrientas batallas" , y que todavía hay civiles atrapados dentro, incluidos los heridos. De acuerdo con el Instituto para el Estudio de la Guerra, las fuerzas rusas llevaron a cabo una serie de contraofensivas sin éxito en el eje sur. Las tropas ucranianas dicen haber retomado el control de varios asentamientos en la frontera de las regiones de Mykolaiv y Jersón. En el este, las fuerzas rusas … [Read more...] about La planta metalúrgica de Azovstal resiste a las tropas rusas
The Kametstal steel plant - a site which now boasts 9000 employees - produces several tonnes of steel every day More than 500 workers transferred here when the Azovstal complex became the target of Russian troops, the last Ukrainian strong-hold in the strategic port city of Mariupol. Kametstal plant was the busiest enterprise of the Metinvest Group. As of the end of March, the plant was operating at 80% capacity approximately. Despite the tense situation, the Kametstal plant continues to upgrade equipment and improve production. The Director of the Kametstal plant Dmytro Lyppa says "Azovstal became a symbol of our country, of our fight against the enemy. I am proud to work for Metinvest Holding which includes the Azovstal plant. Seeing that example, we do our job and that helps us to believe in the future. We believe in our victory." However, the plant has been forced to reduce its yields due to logistical issues and high transportation costs. "We are reducing … [Read more...] about Ukraine’s Kametstal steel plant faces challenges as Black Sea blockade continues
A Ucrânia é um dos maiores produtores de aço do mundo e, depois das forças russas terem destruído o simbólico complexo da Azovstal, a fábrica Kametstal, a trezentos quilómetros de distância, tornou-se na maior do país. Trabalham aí mais de 9000 pessoas, incluíndo muitas vindas da Azovstal, em Mariupol. Dmytro Lyppa, diretor da fábrica Kametstal: "A Azovstal tornou-se um símbolo do nosso país, da luta contra o inimigo. Tenho orgulho em trabalhar para a Metinvest Holding, que inclui a fábrica da Azovstal. Ao ver esse exemplo, fazemos o nosso trabalho e ajuda-nos a acreditar no futuro e na vitória." Apesar do contexto da guerra, a Kametstal produz várias toneladas de aço por dia, mas o diretor da fábrica reconhece que a tarefa não é simples: "Estamos a trabalhar na redução dos custos de produção, mas estamos a perder em termos de competitividade. Temos três fornalhas na fábrica, mas infelizmente só uma está em funcionamento atualmente. Reduzimos a produção em dois … [Read more...] about Maior fábrica de aço tenta manter produção em tempos de guerra
German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron had an 80-minute telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin on Saturday. The two asked for the release of some 2,500 Ukrainian fighters who surrendered at the Azovstal steel mill, ending the siege of the southern port city of Mariupol. While Moscow claims to have taken the strategic town of Lyman and the fighting for Sievierodonetsk continues to rage, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Russia should not think that it will be holding the cities as they will eventually return to Ukraine. Follow Saturday's developments as they unfolded in our blog below: 05.28.2022 09:20 Saturday's key events: German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron held a telephone conversation with Vladimir Putin on Saturday, calling for "serious direct negotiations" with Kyiv and the release of Ukrainian soldiers who surrendered at Azovstal. "The Donbas will be Ukrainian", President … [Read more...] about Ukraine war: Macron, Scholz ask Putin to free captured Azovstal fighters
Published 23 June Share close Share page Copy link About sharing Related Topics Russia-Ukraine war At least 12 million people have fled their homes since Russia's invasion of Ukraine, the United Nations (UN) says. More than five million have left for neighbouring countries, while seven million people are still thought to be displaced inside Ukraine itself. However, hundreds of thousands of refugees have returned to their home country - especially to cities like Kyiv. Where are refugees going? In updated figures, the UN says that, as of 21 June , more than 5.2 million refugees from Ukraine have been recorded across Europe. More than 3.5 million have applied for temporary residence in another country: Russia : 1,305,018 Ukrainian refugees recorded Poland : 1,180,677 Moldova : 85,797 Romania : 82,733 Slovakia : 78,972 Hungary : 25,042 Belarus … [Read more...] about How many Ukrainian refugees are there and where have they gone?