Russian forces breach Mariupol steelwork plant: Reports

Posted on AllSides May 5th, 2022
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Russian forces launched another assault Thursday on holdout fighters at the Azovstal steelwork plant in Mariupol, a city that is key to President Vladimir Putin’s push to put southeastern Ukraine under his control.

Moscow denied breaching the plant, but a Ukrainian commander, Lt. Col. Denys Prokopenko, cited “heavy, bloody battles” in the plant’s subterranean bunkers and fallout shelters, according to The New York Times.

The surrounding city has been destroyed, and analysts think Mr. Putin is pushing for a major victory before the May 9 Victory Day holiday.

There are fears Mr....

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