Russian President Vladimir Putin tried to win victory at Mariupol. However, he directed his troops to not rush to the last bit of resistance in Ukraine’s war-torn battlefield.
Since the beginning, Russian troops have been attacking the southeastern city and trying to destroy it.
It was almost certain to fall. However, senior officials repeatedly stated that it was. But the troops of Ukraine fought on.
They have been hiding in a large steel mill for the past few weeks.
Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu claimed that while the plant was “securely blocked”, the rest of the city has been “liberated” according to Newsline News.
Shoigu stated that approximately 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers work at the factory currently.
Volodymyr Zelensky, the Ukrainian President, stated that there were approximately 1,000 civilians trapped in the area.
On Thursday, Putin stated that he wouldn’t risk sending troops into Warren (the tunnel beneath the Azov Starr giant factory).
Putin’s order may indicate that Russian officials want to wait for the defenders when they run low on food or ammunition before they surrender.
The Ukrainian government is looking for ways to evacuate civilians and soldiers trapped in Mariupol.