Russian forces have been slowed by supply line and morale problems in the southern and eastern parts of Ukraine, the Pentagon’s chief spokesman said, reported Bloomberg.
The Russia-Ukraine war has entered its day 71 on Thursday – with Russia showing no signs of stopping its attacks. Moscow has been bombing and also shelling Ukraine daily.
Thousands of people have been killed – with no specific number out yet, massive number of properties, buildings have been destroyed.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for help saving people trapped in the Azovstal steel works in Mariupol.
“The lives of the people who remain there are in danger. Everyone is important to us. We ask for your help in saving them,” Zelensky was quoted as saying in an official statement.
He also informed that a Ukrainian television reporter; who enlisted after the Russian invasion has been killed in fighting outside the northeastern city of Izyum.
Meanwhile, Prolonged ceasefire needed to ensure evacuation, says Zelensky.
Civilians including women and children are still trapped inside Ukraine’s besieged city of Mariupol and a prolonged ceasefire is needed to ensure their evacuation as Russia presses its assault, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Thursday.