Children and women evacuated from the Mriupoll steel plant grounds….
The Ukraina military ramp’s up it’s offense actions….
Today is Victory Day for Russia….
They have no such thing in the Ukraine…..
The development comes as Russia aims to capture the plant — the last sliver of Mariupol still under Ukrainian control — and pressures the soldiers there to surrender. Control of Mariupol would allow Russia to establish a land bridge with annexed Crimea.
Meanwhile, fighting continued in Ukraine’s eastern region, with Kyiv accusing Russian forces Saturday of blowing up three bridges northeast of Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, to prevent counterattacks. In the south, Russian forces launched cruise missiles at the Black Sea port of Odessa on Saturday, hitting a civilian target, according to the Ukrainian military.
First lady Jill Biden, who is in Romania as part of a four-day trip to Eastern Europe, met Ukrainian refugee students and their mothers Saturday at a school in Bucharest. The first lady, who often appeared to be on the verge of tears as she heard harrowing stories of how they fled the war in Ukraine, emphasized her concern over a refugee crisis that “keeps going on and on.”