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Russian forces unleashed artillery fire on towns in eastern Ukraine

According to the governor of Donetsk, 21 people were killed in the Russian attack on Tuesday, the most deaths since April 8, when 59 people were killed in a missile attack on a station in Kramatorsk.

After weeks of shelling against the city's last pockets of resistance, Russian forces have unleashed artillery fire on towns in eastern Ukraine, killing and wounding dozens of civilians. They have also taken over the bombed-out steel mill in Mariupol.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said authorities on Wednesday plan to continue efforts to evacuate civilians from Mariupol and nearby areas if the security situation allows it. Lubrani also expressed hope for further evacuations but said none had been worked out.

In recent weeks, the Russians estimated approximately 2,000 Ukrainian fighters were still inside. According to Iryna Vereshchuk, deputy prime minister of Ukraine, hundreds of civilians remain inside as well.

4 May 2022


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