Ukrainian Troops Evacuate From Mariupol

Russia-Ukraine Crisis: As the Russia Ukraine war continues for its 83rd day, A series of explosions struck the western Ukrainian city of Lviv. Some reports said about 10 blasts occurred in quick succession. In Mariupol, Ukraine’s military said it was working to evacuate all remaining troops from their last stronghold in the besieged port of Mariupol, ceding control of the city to Russia after months of bombardment.

Ukraine said troops defending its second-largest city, Kharkiv, had repelled Russian forces and advanced as far as the border with Russia. In eastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region, Nine civilians were killed by Russian attacks, the governor said. Russia calls its action a special military operation to demilitarise Ukraine and eradicate what it calls “dangerous nationalists”. The West and Kyiv accuse Russian President Vladimir Putin of unprovoked aggression.

A village in Russia’s western province of Kursk bordering Ukraine came under Ukrainian fire on Tuesday, but there were no injuries, although three houses and a school were hit. Ukrainian government says Russia has shelled more than 1,000 schools, destroying 95, news agency as per reports. On May 8th, a bomb flattened a school in Zaporizhzhia which, like School No. 21 in Chernihiv, was being used a shelter. As many as 60 people were feared dead.

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