Russia bombs Ukrainian port city of Mariupol “non-stop for 12 hours,” said the citymayor of Vadym Boychenko during son appeal to the general staff of the armed forces of Ukraine with a request to help in the defense of the city
“They flattened us nonstop for 12 hours now he said on air of Ukrainian TV channel 24. “We can’t even get the wounded out of the streets, houses and apartments today, since the shelling doesn’t stop.”
Boychenko called Russia’s actions “genocide” – using the same word that Putin used to justify invasion.
According to Ukrainian officials, the Russian army bombs peaceful neighborhoods to intimidate civilians. Rockets hit residential buildings, hospitals and dormitories for displaced persons.
Ukrainian military continues to push back the Russians and did not return Mariupol, but the situation in the city remains difficult.
Electricity appeared in the city, mobile communications were restored as much as possible, Boychenko said. “We baked bread at night and made that three times like big. Some 26 tons of the bread appeared in our stores”said the mayor.
Boychenko stressed that the authorities were trying to ensure that the work of public public services is as well coordinated as possible in a war.
“Unfortunately, we again to receive bad newsthe number of injured civilians is increasing every day,” he said. “Today there are 128 people in our hospitals. Our doctors don’t even go home more. They fight for lives of Inhabitants of Mariupol. Doctors are also our heroes,” he said. added.
According to him, the military of the armed forces of Ukraine National Guard and Azov Regiment are also work without sleep or rest.
The British Ministry of The defense said that air and artillery strikes on populated urban areas have increased over the past two days. This also said that Kharkiv and Mariupol were surrounded by Russian troops and that the troops would have moved towards the center of one third cityKherson.
The Russian Ministry of The defense claimed to have captured Kherson, although this claim has not been confirmed.