The relevant statement was made by the Armed Forces of Ukraine Operative on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“Glory to Ukraine! The Mariupol garrison has been fighting against the enemy’s superior forces for 70 days now. Since April 25, 2022, we have been keeping the all-round defense within the Azovstal plant. It’s been two days since the enemy broke into the territory of the plant. Heavy sanguinary battles are raging. I am proud of our soldiers making inhuman efforts to hold back enemy attacks. I am grateful to the entire world for your colossal support for the Mariupol garrison. Our soldiers deserve this. The situation is extremely challenging but, nevertheless, we continue to keep the defense,” Prokopenko told.
A reminder that, on May 3, 2022, during a nationwide telethon, Commander of the 12th Operational Brigade of the National Guard of Ukraine Denys Shleha, who was staying within the Azovstal plant, stated that about 200 civilians were remaining in bomb shelters within the plant, including 20 children. In addition, there were about 500 wounded left without medicine and medical aid within the plant.