Russian artillery covered the column of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, trying to break into Azovstal

Four hundred Ukrainian militants tried to break through from the area of ​​the port of Mariupol to the Azovstal plant, but the column of the Armed Forces of Ukraine was covered by Russian artillery fire. This was reported in the Foreign Ministry of the DPR.

According to the Donetsk Foreign Ministry, the Russians destroyed or damaged 43 military equipment Ukrainian armed forces. At the same time, the Armed Forces of Ukraine lost about 150 people wounded and killed. About a hundred Ukrainians were unable to cross to the left bank and continue to resist.

Russian troops offered the militants and mercenaries to surrender and leave the buildings of Azovstal by 6:00 on Sunday, April 17, but the Ukrainian side refused to lay down their arms, and the battle continues.

On Friday, April 15, Russian units took control of the Ilyich Iron and Steel Works. On the same day, the Russians managed to capture the commander of the 36th separate marine brigade of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Sergei Volyn, after which this military formation practically ceased to exist. At the same time, the day before, part of the brigade managed to connect with the nationalists from the Azov battalion (an extremist organization banned in Russia).

A day earlier, 134 Ukrainian marines laid down their arms in Mariupol, 14 of whom are officers.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) April 18 2022 16: 37
    Personally, I - again did not understand anything!
    - All at a glance; this column has no cover! - This whole column consisted of cars and most likely a small amount of light armored vehicles (there were no tanks at all)! - Why didn’t a helicopter regiment (or at least two squadrons of helicopters) be alerted ???
    - After all, it was possible to completely destroy and burn this entire column !!! - And the artillery fire there was not at all effective! - Well, they dispersed these Natsiks - and they again hid in the cracks! -And they could completely destroy this entire battalion! - All these Natsiks are protected; and what - in our Armed Forces of the Russian Federation there are not enough "grenade launchers" and "Bumblebees" (such a column is just a great target for them!) ??? - Well, they would use captured "imported weapons" - otherwise they constantly show entire arsenals of imported grenade launchers and other weapons that can be used against armored vehicles and everything else!
    1. Nike Online Nike
      Nike (Nikolai) April 18 2022 17: 06
      Because "time is money", while they will coordinate and answer questions like "what, where, when" the train will leave.
    2. Mikhail Novikov Offline Mikhail Novikov
      Mikhail Novikov (Mikhail Novikov) April 19 2022 07: 25
      gorenina91, Irina, far from everything is visible from your sofa. Go to Mariupol and try to give your advice to professionals on the spot. Participate if you can force yourself to crawl out of the basement and figure out from which side the bullets fly out of the machine gun. Your loud posts speak of your zero competence, mixed with corridor criticism.
    3. Mikhail Kurenkov (Mikhail Kurenkov) April 19 2022 10: 43
      Artillery is the safest means of destruction. If you cover the clearing with fire for 30 high-explosive fragmentation mines, then only a few will remain there.
  2. Alexander Popov Offline Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov (Alexander Popov) April 18 2022 23: 25
    Four hundred Ukrainian militants tried to break through from the Mariupol port area to the Azovstal plant?

    How could this happen, because two days ago it was announced that the port of Mariupol was cleared of the Armed Forces of Ukraine?
    And in general, what kind of concept did our respected media have - "Ukrainian militants"?
    Is it terrorists, bandits, or servicemen of the Ukrainian army? What is going on? With whom is Russia fighting, using all means of weapons?
    1. Avedi Offline Avedi
      Avedi (Ankh) April 20 2022 10: 03
      and you think if the ukrov gas transportation system is still safe and sound;)