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Ukraine denounces intense fighting in Donbas and attacks on steel mill

Militares russos patrulham o centro de Mariupol, Ucrânia, 12 de abril de 2022. Não há água, eletricidade, gás ou comunicações. Lojas, farmácias e hospitais estão fechados.

Russian soldiers patrol the center of Mariupol, Ukraine| Photo: EFE/EPA/SERGEI ILNITSKY

The state Ukraine’s army chief on Saturday reported intense fighting in the Donbas, as attacks on the Azovstal steelworks in Mariupol follow, where the country’s government believes Russia will hold a Victory Day parade on Monday. about Nazi Germany.

According to a statement posted on Facebook , the organ indicated that the offensive in the separatist regions of Donetsk and Lugansk is continuing, where Ukrainian troops managed to contain eight attacks.

In Kherson, which is under Russian control, preparations are being made for the de facto disintegration of southern Ukraine, according to the local news agency “Ukrinform”.

In Mariupol, where Russian and Ukrainian sources confirmed the evacuation of 12 civilians, following the attacks of the forces of Moscow, that try to enter the complex of the steelworks of Azovstal, according to the Ukrainian press.

Several hundred civilians are refugees in the premises, in addition to an undetermined number of resistance fighters. of Ukraine.

The President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelensky, guided last night the population of Mariupol, so that they have discipline and follow the instructions of the authorities and the anti-aircraft alerts.

In Kiev, about 5,000 soldiers are patrolling the capital, according to the mayor, Vitali Klitschko.

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The objective of the effective, according to the local political leader, is to avoid “provocations” on the part of agitators and pro-Russians, especially during the period between tomorrow and Monday.

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