Tuesday, May 24, 2022

Zelenskyy: Russia sending new troops after heavy losses

SOURCE – ALJAZEERA

Russia is sending new forces to Ukraine after suffering what Zelenskyy described as Moscow’s biggest losses in decades.

Zelenskyy also said he had spoken to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz and French President Emmanuel Macron about pressuring Russia to release the mayor of the city of Melitopol, who Ukraine says was kidnapped on Friday by Russian forces.

In a televised address, Zelenskyy urged Russia to uphold an agreed ceasefire to allow evacuations to proceed from the besieged port city of Mariupol, after blaming Moscow for the failure of previous attempts.