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Zelensky: Donbas is completely destroyed. Ukrainian soldiers in Azovstal do not surrender

Zelensky: Donbas is completely destroyed. Ukrainian soldiers in Azovstal do not

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said there were "many dead" in a Russian rocket attack near Chernihiv. He accused Russia of "deliberate and criminal attempts to kill as many Ukrainians as possible".

He added that there are ongoing attacks in the Odessa region, in the cities of central Ukraine, while stressing that the Donbas has been completely destroyed. US President Joe Biden will sign a $ 40 billion emergency aid package for Ukraine.

The package was approved yesterday by the Senate. The Biden administration also announced another $ 100 million security package for Ukraine.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said he discussed ways to "unlock" Ukrainian food exports with his UK counterpart, Foreign Secretary Liz Truss.

The blockade on Ukraine's exports was also discussed by Zelensky and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a phone call Thursday. Failure to open closed ports in Ukraine to transport grain will bring millions of people to the brink of starvation, according to the World Food Program.

As hundreds of Ukrainian soldiers leave the Azovstal plant in Mariupol this week, there are likely to be hundreds more inside the besieged complex - and appear to include some senior commanders.

Major Bohdan Krotevych, the Azov regiment chief of staff, said he would not surrender, saying "the war continues". Russia's defense ministry said more than 1,700 Ukrainian soldiers had been handed over to the compound since May 16.

Source: CNN

 

 

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