Russia-Ukraine live news: Kyiv vows to rescue Mariupol fighters | Russia-Ukraine war News

  • Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy says 300 civilians have been evacuated from the Azovstal metal plant in Mariupol.
  • He additionally pledges to proceed “extraordinarily troublesome, however important” efforts to rescue fighters trapped within the metal mill.
  • The UK says it should present Ukraine with an extra 1.3 billion kilos ($1.6bn) in army help.
  • Leaders of the G7 are set to carry digital conferences with Zelenskyy afterward Sunday.

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Chechen chief says his troopers management Ukraine’s Popasna

Ramzan Kadyrov, the pinnacle of Russia’s republic of Chechnya, says his troopers have taken management of many of the japanese  Ukrainian metropolis of Popasna.

“Fighters of the Chechen particular forces … have taken most of Popasna below management,” Kadyrov, who has typically described himself as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s “foot soldier”, wrote in a publish on the Telegram messaging app.

“The principle streets and central districts of the city have been utterly cleared.”

Popasna is within the Luhansk area.

There was no fast response from Ukraine, however an adviser to Zelenskyy mentioned late on Saturday that heavy combating for the city continues.

“A battle for Popasna is ongoing,” Oleksiy Arestovych mentioned in a video on social media.

“Russian propagandists have joyfully reported that they’ve already taken it, however this isn’t fairly how it’s. That is their 117th ‘seize of Popasna’ declare solely this week.”


G7 leaders on account of maintain digital talks with Zelenskyy

The leaders of the G7 nations – UK, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the USA – are on account of maintain a digital assembly with Ukraine’s Zelenskyy.

The assembly will happen on Sunday afternoon, or morning in US time, in response to the White Home.

The talks, which can deal with the newest developments within the Ukraine struggle in addition to sanctions towards Russia, comes a day earlier than Moscow marks its Victory vacation.


UK to offer 1.3 billion kilos of extra army assist to Ukraine

The UK says it should present 1.3 billion kilos ($1.6bn) in army help and assist to Ukraine.

The brand new pledge virtually doubles the UK’s earlier spending commitments on Ukraine and the British authorities mentioned that is the very best price of spending on a battle for the reason that wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, though it didn’t give particulars of this calculation.

“Putin’s brutal assault is just not solely inflicting untold devastation in Ukraine – it’s also threatening peace and safety throughout Europe,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson mentioned in an announcement.


Kharkiv museum employees lament destruction of famed assortment

A small provincial museum devoted to the life and works of Ukrainian thinker Hryhoriy Skovoroda has been destroyed in a Russian missile strike within the Kharkiv area, in response to employees there.

“Could 6 was a horrible evening. At 10:50 pm, I received a name and was informed that the museum was on fireplace,” mentioned Natalia Mitsai, director of the museum.

“A bomb hit the museum. The harm was unbelievable. The museum is actually destroyed.”

However by some miracle that Skovoroda himself would admire, a gypsum statue of him survived the shelling and subsequent fireplace in a single piece, simply barely tarnished.


Germany to assist restore water provide, rebuild homes in Ukraine

Germany has introduced an assist bundle of 63 million euros ($66m) to assist rebuild conflict-torn areas in Ukraine.

“We have now boosted the fast assist programme for Ukraine from 122 million to 185 million euros,” mentioned German Growth Minister Svenja Schulze. “This can be used to revive the ingesting water provide and rebuild destroyed flats, faculties and kindergartens.”

She added, “The place the bombs have stopped falling, Germany will help with billions for rebuilding.”


‘Hellish actuality present’: Trapped Mariupol fighter pleads for assist

The commander of a bunch of troopers nonetheless trapped in a Mariupol metal mill has known as for assist after the final civilians had been evacuated from Azovstal.

Serhiy Volinski, the commander of the thirty sixth marine infantry brigade, mentioned his troops might solely now hope for a miracle, “{that a} larger energy discover a manner to determine our rescue!”

“It appears like I’ve landed in a hellish actuality present during which us troopers battle for our lives and the entire world watches this attention-grabbing episode,” complained Volinski.

“Ache, struggling, starvation, distress, tears, fears, demise. It’s all actual,” he added, posting an image of himself during which he’s unshaven, bleary-eyed and appears to have an injured nostril.


Zelenskyy vows to rescue fighters trapped in Azovstal

Ukraine’s president has pledged to proceed the “extraordinarily troublesome however important” efforts to evacuate all these remaining in Mariupol’s Azovstal metal plant.

“I wish to thank the groups of the Worldwide Committee of the Crimson Cross and the United Nations for serving to us perform the primary section of the Azovstal plant evacuation mission,” Zelenskyy mentioned in his evening time video deal with.

“We managed to save lots of greater than 300 individuals, girls and kids. The truth is, we took all civilians out of the Azovstal plant and are actually making ready for the second stage of the evacuation mission to evacuate those that are wounded and medics.

“In fact, if everybody fulfills the settlement. In fact, if there aren’t any lies. In fact, we’re engaged on evacuating our army, all of the heroes who’re defending Mariupol. This can be very troublesome however important.”

An aerial view shows shelling in the Azovstal steel plant complex, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Mariupol, Ukraine, in this screen grab taken from a handout video released on May 5, 2022.
An aerial view reveals shelling within the Azovstal metal plant complicated on this display screen seize taken from a handout video launched on Could 5, 2022 [Azov Regiment/Handout via Reuters]

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