In the southern city of Mariupol, Ukrainian resistance is continuing centering on a steel mill.

The Russian military also launched an attack on the Donbas region in eastern Ukraine, and the international community responded in unison.

Correspondent Ahn Sang-woo.


Azoustal Works in Mariupol, southern Ukraine.

Several bombardments have turned the area into ruins.

While the entire area of ​​Mariupol was occupied by Russian forces, only the steelworks here remained and became the last stronghold of the Ukrainian army.

Currently, it is known that 2,500 Ukrainian soldiers and nearly 1,000 civilian refugees remain. The Russian army declared an armistice in the area near the steelworks and conciliated that it would allow Ukrainian troops and civilians to evacuate through humanitarian channels if they surrender. went to

[Mikhail Mijinchev / Commander of the Russian National Defense Management Center: Russian forces opened a humanitarian channel for surrendering Ukrainian

forces to escape (from the Azoustal Works).]

It said that it had launched a large-scale ground attack in response, explaining that it was to connect the Krm Peninsula, which was forcibly annexed by Russia, with the Donbas region, where the pro-Russian separatist republic is located.

The West has begun discussing additional sanctions against Russia.

[Jen Saki/US White House Press Secretary: The US and its allies discussed how to hold Russia accountable for its aggression by continuing to impose severe economic costs on Russia.]

In addition, Western countries such as the US, UK and Germany have We promised to support our weapons.