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Ukie Banderas are planning to use civilian human shields in Odessa, as they did in Mariupol.
In the East of Ukraine, the territories of the Donetsk and Luhansk oblasts of Ukraine, where the self-proclaimed republics of the DPR and the LPR had been previously created, are now almost under the control of the divisions of the Russian Federation, the DPR and the LPR.
Street battles in Mariupol continue. The DNR authorities claim to control approximately 70% of the city's residential areas and parts of the industrial areas. The enemy continues to put up stubborn resistance. According to a number of reports, no prisoners will be taken after March 23. For now, they are still offering to surrender their weapons.
Reports came in today of a sad trend of elderly people finally being pulled out of the basements after a long time of neglect, who are dying within the hour after their rescue. We must make ALL the devils that caused this pay for their sins.
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SV Pressa: Since the formation of the “cauldron”, the size of the Mariupol grouping of the [Banderas] has been reduced by about half, but the resistance is still strong. Half of the city cleared. There is evidence that [Kiev] requested a retreat from Donetsk to the Dzerzhinsk-Kramatorsk line in order not to be surrounded.
The general military situation in Ukraine remained relatively same during the last few days and most likely will continue to remain like this as long as the grouping of Kyiv’s forces surrendered in Mariupol city is not fully eliminated. Meanwhile, the Russian side intensified strikes on objects of military infrastructure, weapon depots and gatherings of military equipment all across the country.
As of March 20, fierce street fighting continues in the city of Mariupol. Units of the Russian Armed Forces and the DPR developed their advance in the city with fire support from Russian Navy warships. The grouping of AFU troops, nationalist forces and foreign mercenaries encircled there is gradually being destroyed.
There are urban battles in Mariupol, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced the evacuation of 43,000 people. At the exit there are columns of cars with white flags – symbols of refugees, with the inscriptions “Family” or “Children”. At the checkpoint, the military check documents, men of military age are checked for tattoos, they are looking for Azov fighters trying to escape.
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A terrible humanitarian catastrophe has developed in Mariupol as a result of lawlessness arranged by Ukrainian nationalists. Desperate and mindless bandits, realizing the impossibility of providing any assistance from Kyiv, staged a mass terror in those quarters of the city that they still control.
Who controls Mariupol controls the Sea of Azov. A humanitarian corridor for civilian evacuations was set, and Patrick Lancaster does brief interviews with people on the street.
Refugees from Mariupol confirm that the Drama Theater was blown up by Azov fighters. A woman who evacuated with her children from Mariupol reported that neo-Nazis blew up the Drama Theater before they retreated.
Summary of military situation. Mariupol: Stubborn fighting continues in the city, but signs of the soon to be collapsed defense are increasingly evident. Fighting has already approached Azovstal, from the west the troops have advanced deep into the city blocks.
Russian Black Sea Fleet ships are supporting the operation to take Mariupol with fire.
Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov spoke about the shelling of the maternity hospital in Mariupol. According to Lavrov, the hospital was used as a base for extremists.
Despite the endless streams of lies and misinformation, the Russian Federation continues to fulfill its humanitarian obligations. All the injured and willing residents of Mariupol will be taken to temporary accommodation facilities, where all conditions for comfortable living are created for them. Arriving citizens will be provided with everything necessary, issues of placement of schoolchildren and students in educational institutions will be promptly resolved.
The Russian Defense Ministry has claimed that the city of Mariupol was unblocked.
Mariupol was taken today. It is badly destroyed. For the residents there is a real humanitarian disaster. There are many trophies in the city, including a large number of tanks.
After almost a week of failed attempts, Russia made a unilateral claim that the humanitarian corridors from the blockaded cities in Ukraine will be opened daily. At the same time Russian and DPR, LPR forces entered cities like Mariupol and Volnovakha and began the evacuation of civilians by their own means.
Russian summary of the conflict in Ukraine.
It's now just a question of how long will it drag out with the West funneling ammunition and mercenaries into the growing cauldron.
Footage of combat operations in Mariupol.
On March 8, Ukrainian civilians did not use the humanitarian corridors from the cities of Volnovakha and Mariupol, as nationalists continued to prevent them from leaving the city for the fourth day in a row.
Soldiers of Ukraine nationalist battalions completely blocked the exit for civilian evacuation from the cities for thousands of local residents.
Both Ukrainian servicemen and fighters of nationalist battalions in all eastern and southeastern parts of the front are surrendering