British intelligence appears to have confirmed Ukraine’s claims that several hundred Ukrainian citizens are taking refuge in underground bunkers at the Azot chemical plant in Svyarodonetsk.
Britain’s Defense Ministry said in its latest report that Russian forces now control most of the Ukrainian city.
US President Joe Biden said that temporary silos will be built on the border UkraineTo help export more grain from the war-torn country, including Poland.
Biden told a union convention in Philadelphia on Tuesday, as reported by Reuters:
I am working closely with our European partners to bring 20 million tonnes of grain locked up in Ukraine to market to help reduce food prices.
It can’t get out of the Black Sea because it will come out of the water…
That’s why we’re going to build silos, temporary silos on the borders of Ukraine, including Poland.”
Biden said the United States is working on a plan to remove grain from Ukraine by rail, but noted that Ukrainian railway track gauges are different to those EuropeTherefore, grain has to be transferred in different trains at the border.
He said the grain could be transferred from those Ukrainian railway cars to the new silos, and then to Europe Freight cars to “take it out to sea and bring it around the world.”
“But it is taking time,” he said.
Since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the blockade of its Black Sea ports, grain shipments have stalled and more than 20 million tonnes are stuck in silos. Marine mines held by Russia It also means that some 84 foreign ships are still stranded in Ukrainian ports – many of which carry grain cargo onboard.
Some 500 civilians believed to be trapped with soldiers inside Azot, a chemical factory in Svyarodonetsk, are preparing to flee the city this morning via a possible humanitarian corridor.
Serhi Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, said about 500 civilians, 40 of whom were children, were taking shelter from heavy Russian attacks on the Azot chemical plant in the city.
The shelling on Azot was so intense that “people can no longer tolerate it in shelters, their psychological condition is extreme,” Haidai said.
Late on Tuesday, Russia appeared to offer an opportunity to evacuate civilians through a humanitarian corridor.
As reported by the Interfax news agency, Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev promised that civilians would be released if Ukrainian fighters “put down arms” by 8 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT).
Ukraine has yet to comment on the alleged humanitarian corridor. It has previously accused Russia of violating ceasefire agreements.
Russia has asked Ukrainian forces hiding in a chemical plant in the troubled eastern city of Svyarodonetsk to lay down their weapons early Wednesday.
Ukraine says more than 500 civilians are trapped with troops inside Azot, a chemical factory where its forces have resisted weeks of Russian bombings and attacks that have devastated Svyarodonetsk.
Colonel General Mikhail Mizintsev, the officer in charge of the disastrous siege of Mariupol, said fighters should “stop their senseless resistance and lay down arms” by 8 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT).
The Russian military has shifted the bulk of its military efforts to capture Svyarodonetsk in its attempt to take full control of Luhansk and Donetsk, known collectively as the Donbass. Luhansk Governor Serhi Haidai told Ukrainian television on Tuesday that two more Russian battalion tactical groups had been transferred to the area.
The Battle of Svirodonetsk is turning into one of the bloodiest battles of the war and is seen as a potential turning point in Russia’s progress in the Donbass.
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Russia tells Ukrainian military about hiding in a chemical plant svierodonetsk To lay down arms by Wednesday morning under the promise of a humanitarian corridor to evacuate civilians trapped in the beleaguered city.
Here are the major developments:
- Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has said that the outcome of the battle for the Donbass region will determine the course of the war., adding that the Ukrainian army is suffering “painful losses” in Svyarodonetsk and Lisichansk. The battle for Luhansk’s Svyarodonetsk is now the biggest battle in Ukraine as its defenders try Repulse a fierce Russian attack on the twin eastern cities,
- Russia has asked Ukrainian forces hiding at the Azot chemical plant in Svyarodonetsk to lay down their weapons early Wednesday, The head of Russia’s National Defense Management Center, Mikhail Mizintsev, said fighters should “stop their senseless resistance and lay down arms” by 8 a.m. (5 a.m. GMT), interfax News agency.
- Russia said it would set up a humanitarian corridor on Wednesday Trapped civilians are trying to escape from fierce fighting in the eastern Ukrainian city of Svyarodonetsk. Serhi Haidai, the governor of the Luhansk region, said about 500 civilians, 40 of whom were children, were taking shelter from heavy Russian attacks on the Azot chemical plant in the city.
- Zelensky reiterates his call for the West to increase the provision of heavy weapons to Ukraine, Ukraine’s Deputy Defense Minister Hannah Malayar said the country had received only 10% of what it asked for and there was no way to victory without aid: “No matter how hard Ukraine tries, no matter how professional our military is, Without his help, a Western partner, we would not have won this war.” Zelensky said Ukraine does not have enough anti-missile systems to shoot down Russian projectiles targeting its cities. “There is not enough quantity of these in our country… There can be no justification for delay in providing them.”
- NATO must build “even more readiness” and strengthen its weapons capabilities along its eastern border, said the head of the military coalition on Tuesday ahead of a summit in Madrid at the end of the month. Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said the coalition needed a “stronger and war-ready forward presence and a higher readiness and more pre-deployed equipment and supplies.”
- The leaders of the seven European NATO members pledged support for applications by Sweden and Finland to join the alliance. “My message on Swedish and Finnish membership is that I strongly welcome it. This is a historic decision. It will strengthen them, it will strengthen us,” Stoltenberg told reporters after a meeting in The Hague on Tuesday.
- US President Joe Biden said temporary silos would be built along the border with Ukraine, including Poland, to help export more grain, Referring to the 20 million tons of grain locked up in Ukraine, Biden told a union conference in Philadelphia: “It can’t get out of the Black Sea because it will run out of water … so we’re going to Ukraine, including Poland.” Build silos, temporary silos on borders.”
- Concerned aides of jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny say he has been taken to “a strict regime” penal colony. Olga Mikhailova, the lawyer for the 46-year-old fierce critic of the Ukraine war, said authorities told her she was Transferred from a detention facility in PokrovEast of Moscow, in an unknown colony with a more rigid regime than elsewhere.
- Russia banned british journalistincluding Guardian reporters, and defense industry figures By entering the country, it is called a reaction to Western sanctions and pressure on its state-run media outlets abroad.
- Pope Francis said Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine was “maybe somehow provoked, As he recalled a pre-war conversation in which he was warned that NATO was “barking at the gates of Russia”.
- Vladimir Putin probably still wants to achieve a lot if not the whole of Ukraine But the war has had to reduce its strategic objectives, the US Secretary of Defense has said. “I still think he has designs on a significant part of Ukraine, if not the entire country. That said, I don’t think he can achieve those objectives,” said Colin Kahl to New American Security. Speaking at an event organized by the Centre, he said.