Russian Forces Begin Azovstal Plant Assault

The Azov Regiment reported that Russian forces have started their assault on the Azovstal plant in Mariupol.

The announcement of the attack was made during a nationwide telethon while the Azov battalion has also confirmed it.

“We were bombed all night, two civilian women were killed, and now “Azovstal” is being attacked,” said Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Sviatoslav Palamar.

Palamar added that they are running low on water, ammo, and food while some have resorted to catching birds to eat. 

Around 100 civilians were evacuated from Azovstal last Sunday but at least 100 more are believed to still be there.

“Artillery and aviation preparations have lasted for almost a day. As the buses left, they made a pause. They started to launch strikes night and day. Now they are storming the plant in several places. We are keeping the defense, fighting back,” said  Mariupol Patrol Police Department Head Mykhailo Vershynin.

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