Latest war news between Russia and Ukraine: Live updates
Latest war news between Russia and Ukraine: Live updates

Latest war news between Russia and Ukraine: Live updates

A humanitarian convoy trying to reach the besieged port city of Mariupol did not leave Berdyansk on Sunday due to heavy fighting, according to Ukraine’s deputy prime minister and a priest who accompanied the aid vehicles.

Andrey Kovalenko, a bishop from the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, said the fighting around the city was too intense. A new attempt would be made on Monday, he added.

Ukraine’s Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk also said in a video late Sunday that heavy shelling left the convoy trapped in Russian-controlled Berdyansk, about 50 miles southwest of Mariupol. In another post on Telegram, she said that the cars move slowly and that it is only possible to drive during the day.

Ukrainian officials had hoped the convoy of food and medicine would reach the city with more than 400,000 people this weekend. President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a video address that Sunday’s “key task is Mariupol.”

When Zelensky later acknowledged that the trail was “blocked,” Zelensky said more than 130,000 people have been evacuated over six days across Ukraine.

This was said by Mariupol City Council in a telegram message on Sunday 2,187 inhabitants have died in the Russian invasion. The city’s leaders again accused Russia of attacking residential areas and have warned for days that they are isolated by Russia’s blockade and running out of food, water and basic supplies.

The British Ministry of Defense said On Sunday night, Russian forces blocked the Black Sea coast of southern Ukraine and carried out one “amphibious landing” from the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov, on which Mariupol sits. Russia may attempt more of these landings in the coming weeks, the defense ministry said.

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