Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades

Ukraine said civilians had been evacuated from a besieged Mariupol steel plant on Saturday as Russian forces unleashed new bombardments across the country ahead of Victory Day festivities in Moscow. The Azovstal steel mill is the last pocket of Ukrainian resistance in the devastated port city and its fate has taken on a symbolic value in the broader battle since Russia’s invasion. “All women, children … Continue reading Russia steps up Ukraine assaults ahead of Victory Day parades