War in Ukraine: the desperate call of the last fighters of Mariupol – franceinfo

Posted on 04/20/2022 17:21 Article written by Entrenched in the giant factory of Azovstal, the Ukrainian fighters of Mariupol say they are living their last hours. The Russian army has promised to open an evacuation corridor, but only for civilians, Wednesday April 20. The Azovstal industrial complex is the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol (Ukraine). The scene of intense fighting in recent weeks, it is here that the fighters of the Azov battalion are located. Wednesday, April 20, the soldiers are besieged. “We may be living our last days, even our last hours. (…) We (…) beg you to bring us to safety on the territory of a third State”, says Serguiy Volyna, officer of the Ukrainian navy, in a video published on the night of Tuesday April 19 to Wednesday April 20 on social networks. An agreement was reached on the morning of April 20 with Russia on the establishment of a humanitarian corridor, to another city further west, but only for civilians. The inhabitants are caught in the fire of the fighting. In an underground, the France Télévisions team discovers more than a dozen bodies. The port city, disfigured, has still not fallen into the hands of Moscow. At least 20,000 people have been killed in Mariupol since the start of the war, according to Ukrainian authorities. Share: Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Share by email Share link