Ukrainian partisans set fire to a Russian base in occupied Mariupol. At least 10 Russians were wounded, enemy barracks and three vehicles were destroyed.
The destruction of the Russian base in Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine was announced on Sunday by Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the city loyal to Kyiv.
According to a Ukrainian official, at least 10 representatives of the occupation forces were injured. Enemy barracks and three vehicles were destroyed.
Petro Andryushchenko posted a photo on Telegram showing dark smoke rising over the city. "Nice end of the week," he captioned the photo. Earlier, n the night from Saturday to Sunday, in the town of Oleshki in the Kherson region, two Russian ammunition depots were destroyed.
Before Russia invaded Ukraine, the population of Mariupol was about 430 000. According to the UN, about 350 000 people have left it. It is not possible to give exact estimates of the victims of Russian aggression in this city. Ukrainian authorities believe that tens of thousands of people may have died there from February to May.
There is a very difficult humanitarian situation in the ruined town. Missing, among others food, water, medicine, heating, hygiene and communications.
The 536th day of Russia's invasion of Ukraine is underway. There was an explosion near the Russian base in Mariupol in the Donetsk region. According to initial reports, at least 10 people were injured. According to the adviser to the head of the Chancellery of the President of Ukraine, Mykhailo Podolak, Ukraine is not considering any scenarios of "freezing the war", recognizing the Russian annexation of Ukrainian territories and resigning from NATO membership.
"Such a scenario would only whet the appetite of a terrorist state and encourage a return to war after a short break," explains Podolak.
According to official data, 90 percent of the city was destroyed in the battles for Mariupol. 10 percent has already been rebuilt by the Russians, so that a total of 20 percent of the city's pre-war population of 430,000 can be reused. Of these, 80,000 remained - with no new citizens. The rest left Mariupol, which won the title of "Cultural Capital of Ukraine" only in 2021, after fighting a year later.