MORE than 500 people including children and babies are holed up in Azot chemical plant with dangerously low supplies of food and water as Putin’s troops continue their bombardment.
Russian forces wrecked three bridges leading out of the city of Sievierodonetsk, Donbas region, giving Ukrainians an ultimatum to leave by Wednesday morning.
Ukrainian forces refused Moscow’s exit corridor, and remain in the plant under constant artillery fire from Russian soldiers.
Their food and water supplies are dipping dangerously low.
Governor Haidia of Luhansk has said evacuation is now “simply not possible”.
As the bloodbath battles rage on, President Xi of China has declared support of Putin’s cruel invasion of Ukraine, saying the country backs Russia’s “sovereignty” and “security”.
Reportedly Mr Xi said: “China is willing to push for the steady and long-term development of bilateral pragmatic cooperation.
“China is willing to mutually support Russia on core interests and matters of paramount concern, such as sovereignty and security, as well as [achieve] closer strategic cooperation,” Xi was quoted as saying by the state broadcaster CCTV.
Ukraine’s President Zelenskiy gave a grave warning to fellow European leaders today in Kyiv, telling them Russia aims to: “break Ukraine and to break the whole of Europe through Ukraine.”
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