Russian invaders continue to beat the besieged plant, using all available resources.
For the first time, russian invaders dropped phosphorus or incendiary bombs on Azovstal in Mariupol.
The adviser to the mayor Petro Andryushchenko reported about it.
“Mariupol. Azovstal. Again – from the sky, sea, land. Yesterday the occupiers used incendiary or phosphorus bombs against the defenders of Mariupol for the first time (we will leave the conclusion to specialists)”, – Andryushchenko said.
According to him, the occupiers themselves claim that they used 9M22C incendiary shells with thermite layers. The combustion temperature is about 2-2.5 thousand degrees Celsius. It is almost impossible to stop the burning.
“Hell has come down to earth. In Azovstal. It’s amazing how our defenders are holding up”, – he added, posting a video from Azovstal.
After the evacuation of civilians from the catacombs of Azovstal in Mariupol, russian troops do not stop trying to capture the plant, which is defended by Ukrainian soldiers. The occupiers launch missile and bomb strikes on the territory of the plant and with the help of artillery and tanks carry out assault operations.
According to President Volodymyr Zelensky, influential mediators and states have been involved in rescuing the Ukrainian military stationed at Azovstal. The General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine claims that the operation to unblock the plant will require significant efforts and a large number of troops.
On May 11, Deputy Prime Minister Vereshchuk said that about a thousand more fighters could be on the territory of Azovstal, half of them seriously injured.
On May 12, she said that negotiations were under way to release only 38 seriously wounded soldiers.
On May 13, Zelensky said that Ukraine was offering russia various mechanisms to remove Ukrainian fighters from the Azovstal plant, with russian president Vladimir putin talking about this. It is about saving the living and removing the bodies of the dead.