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Civilians leave Azovstal. Serbia sanctions pressure. Pelosi and Schiff visit Elensky. Update 2.
The war in Ukraine is first and foremost a mass event. In addition to crises, such events also bring opportunities. For Eastern Europe, it is an opportunity to trade equipment.
On April 21, the Russian Defense Minister told President Putin that Mariupol is “liberated” and the remnants of Ukrainian nationalist formations are hiding in the Azovstal industrial area. Putin said that it is needed to avoid a direct storm of this fortified area. He ordered to block it and once again propose fighters remaining there to surrender.
Putin tells Shoigu at a meeting at the Kremlin, "This is the case when we must think about saving the lives and health of our soldiers and officers. There is no need to crawl underground through these facilities. Block off this zone so that the fly does not fly through."
Does Zelensky want Russia to wipe out everyone at Avostal? Sergey Volnya, a commander of Ukraine's 36th Marines Brigade (AFU), said that there are 500 wounded fighters at the facility, as well as hundreds of civilians. "This may be our last appeal."
Patrick Lancaster reports from an active battle as Chechen and DPR forces pushed into Ukrainian Azovstal positions, and destroyed two machine gun positions.
Mariupol: In the ceasefire regime proclaimed by the Russian side, on April 19, Azov fighters did not use their chance to leave the facilities nor to let civilians go out of the basements. The pause in hostilities only allowed evacuating 140 civilians from the buildings located near the plant.
Key events, news, statements April 20.
Washington continues to support the AFU, as it has done for the past ten years, just in a more open manner and on a larger scale. Major developments took place on the front lines near Izyum. In recent days, several villages to the northwest of Izyum in the Kharkiv region have come under the control of Russian forces.
On April 19, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost 640 people killed, wounded and captured. The total losses in killed, wounded and captured in the Armed Forces of Ukraine, NGU and State Border Service are slightly less than 42 thousand people.
Hostilities have significantly increased, and Russian missile strikes are pounding the territory of Ukraine. Some report that the northern part of the Mariupol industrial plant is under the DPR control.
Kiev says those who surrender will be shot on sight. A massive Ukrainian military cargo aircraft carrying a large consignment of weapons supplied to Ukraine by Western countries was shot down over Odessa, per the Russian Defence Ministry, 16 April 2022.
The effectiveness of the use of rocket-propelled flamethrowers against Ukrainian militants was proven during the cleaning of ground and underground structures of the Mariupol Ilyich Iron and Steel Works.
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