Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky revealed that his country has not received enough weapons to stop the siege of Mariupol and liberate the city.
Speaking in the Maltese Parliament, he noted that the Ukrainian defenders «still continue their resistance to Azofstal factory».
He added that “we use everything possible diplomatic means to save them, but Russia does not allow any of the proposed options. “
Earlier, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Veresuk told AFP that “at least a thousand “Ukrainian fightersamong which “hundreds injured», Are still in Azofstal steel industry besieged by Russian troops in Mariupol.
“After the evacuation of all civilians last week with the help of the UN,” at least a thousand “fighters, including” hundreds of wounded “, remain in the underground galleries of this huge metallurgical complex, the telephone told AFP. Irina Veresuk.
«There are seriously injured people who should be urgently removed“, Clarified and added that”the situation is deteriorating day by dayIn this steel industry, which is the last pocket of resistance of the Ukrainian forces against the Russian army in the destroyed Mariupol, on the shores of the Sea of Azov.
As Zelensky stated, “we asked our partners to provide weapons to unblock Mariupol and rescue civilians and military personnel. ”
He went on to note that Ukrainian cities have been hit by 2,250 rockets in 2.5 months.
“The bombing does not stop, neither day nor night,” he said.
In the meantime, the fighters of the battalion Azov with posts photos in the Telegram show the conditions in which the wounded defenders of Mariupolreported the Ukrainian news agency Ukrinform.
«The whole civilized world must see the conditions in which the wounded are, the mutilated defenders of Mariupol and act. In conditions of lack of hygiene, with open wounds, with gauze that is no longer sterile, without the necessary medicines and without food“, Is mentioned in the announcement.
It is pointed out that the military shown in the photos and even hundreds that are left in Azofstal factorythey have severe injuries.
«We ask for her immediate removal of wounded soldiers and their transfer to territories controlled by Ukrainewhere they can help and care for them properly“, Wrote the defenders of Mariupol.
At the same time, they call on the UN and the Red Cross to confirm their principles, by rescuing the wounded who are no longer fighters.