The Pentagon said Wednesday that Russian forces, hampered by Ukrainian resistance and organizational problems, are now attacking in smaller units, a sign that their battlefield ambitions have been scaled back. Meanwhile, in Mariupol, local officials warned of a possible ecological disaster at the destroyed Azovstal industrial complex.
Here’s the latest news from some of the major battlefields across Ukraine:
MariupolLocal officials have warned of a possible “environmental catastrophe” during Russia’s blockade of the Azovstal steel plant. They said tens of thousands of tons Toxic chemicals Stored there it can seep into the Sea of Azov, and thus the Black and Mediterranean Seas. City mayor Calls for the immediate admission of international experts and UN officials to the site to avert a catastrophe.
Donetsk region: Russian forces killed 10 civilians, including two children, in the eastern region on Wednesday, Pavlo Kirilenko, governor of the region, She said In the Telegram messaging app. He said that the exact number of dead in Mariupol, located on the southern tip of this region, “was impossible to determine.”
Luhansk region: This was the area without electricityAccording to its governor, Serhi Heidi, power lines were cut and a major substation was damaged during the fighting. Concerns about the water supply are also growing, with water cuts in some areas lasting more than a week, according to local officials.
Kyiv region: The authorities identified, as of Wednesday, the bodies of 1,288 civilians killed by Russian forces during their occupation of towns and villages in the Kyiv region in the first phase of the conflict, according to regional police chief Andrei Nebitov. Tell Local media in a televised interview. The Post was unable to verify this number, which appears to have increased Since April.
Alex Horton and Rhys Thibault contributed to this report.
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