Ukrainian President Zelenskyy calls the Russian army “absolute evil” as the war continues and the future of Mariupol remains unknown.
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Moscow’s attacks on Mariupol are part of its new wartime strategy: pivoting to a heavy offensive in the eastern Ukrainian region of Donbas, parts of which were controlled by Russian-backed forces prior to the invasion.
Reuters and the BBC reported there were no signs of Ukrainian forces giving in, and Oleksiy Arestovych, a senior adviser to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, said in a social media post Mariupol was being held as fighting continued.
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