On the 76th day of the full-scaleRussia’s military invasion of Ukraine Russian troops continue to try to capture the settlements of the neighboring country. The Armed Forces of Ukraine and its territorial defense units are resisting aggression. It is impossible to verify the statements of representatives of both sides of the conflict from independent sources. About 12.8 million Ukrainians have already left their homes. DW is watching developments Tuesday, May 10 (Moscow time).
Head of the Luhansk region Sergei Gaidai called “fantasy” statements of the Russian Ministry of Defense about the breakthrough and access to the administrative border of the region. “Our troops retreated from Popasna to more fortified positions. The defense is strong. There are no breakthroughs,” Gaidai wrote.
Russian military second day are shelling the territory of the Azovstal plant, reported by representatives of the Azov Regiment and the Ukrainian authorities.
“Over the past 24 hours, 34 sorties were made on the territory of the Azovstal plant, which is held by the defenders of Mariupol, including 8 flights of strategic bombers. Enemy ship and cannon artillery, MLRS, UR-77, tanks and others also do not stop working,” – said the regiment “Azov”.
“It’s easier to say when they don’t fire there than when they fire. Aviation and artillery work there almost constantly. Stops and lulls occur when evacuation measures take place either from Azovstal itself, or local civilians are being evacuated nearby,” he confirmed. head of the Donetsk administration Peter Kirilenko. According to Petr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of the city, at least 100 civilians remain on the territory of Azovstal. On April 21, Putin gave order to cancel the assault “Azvostal” and block the territory of the plant.