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MADRID, May 1. (EUROPE PRESS) –
The President of Ukraine, Volodimir Zelenski, has assured that they are doing “everything possible” to guarantee that the evacuation of civilians is carried out in Mariúpol, where civilians and soldiers remain in the Azovstal metallurgical factory, the last redoubt controlled by Ukrainian troops in southeastern Ukraine.
“The occupiers fired missiles at the Dnipropetrovsk region and Odessa again. Time and time again, Russian troops show that the people of Odessa are the same enemy for Russia as the rest of the Ukrainians. The airport runway was destroyed,” Zelensky emphasized in his usual evening speech.
Likewise, he specified that they are doing “everything possible” to “return normal life to the unemployed part.” “The work of the humanitarian offices has already started in 93 percent of the unoccupied settlements,” she said.
Zelensky has also remarked that Kherson, Nova Kakhovka, Melitopol, Berdyansk, Dniprorudne and all other “temporarily occupied” cities and communities will be “liberated”. “The Ukrainian flag will return to where it should be by right,” he added.
“Our defenders have already destroyed more than a thousand Russian tanks. Almost 200 Russian planes. Almost 2,500 armored fighting vehicles. Of course, the occupiers still have equipment in stock,” the Ukrainian president said.
Thus, he has indicated that Russian troops “have built reinforcements” in the Kharkov region with the aim of increasing pressure on the Donbas region. “They have already lost more than 23,000 soldiers,” he detailed, adding that “the Russian command is preparing for new heavy losses.”
“We expect a decision on the oil restrictions against Russia in the near future,” said the Ukrainian president, also recalling the contacts he had during the day with the President of France, Emmanuel Macron, with the British Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, and with the president of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis.
“All the leaders of the free world know what Russia has done to Mariupol. And Russia will not go unpunished for this. Many of the leaders are trying to help save our heroic defenders of the city. This was discussed in great detail with the UN Secretary General during his visit to kyiv,” he said.