Russian forces conduct assault operations in Azovstal supported by tanks and artillery. This has been reported by the Ukrainian authorities, who say they have been waiting for this new attack after the evacuation of hundreds of civilians from the steel mill in recent days.
This Monday, while Russia displayed its Army in the World War II Victory Day parades, another part of its troops continued the intense fighting in eastern Ukraine.
Some 200 missile and artillery attacks took place mostly in the Donbas region, where the Kremlin is focusing its military power.
Kramatorsk is one of the cities in Donetsk Oblast that has been hit hard for being in the way of the Russian offensive.
For his part, President Vladimir Putin has assured that he has no intention of stopping his plans.
“There was no other option. The young Russians are fighting bravely, heroically and professionally. All plans are being carried out. The result will be achieved, there is no doubt about it,” the Russian president declared in a formal meeting in front of the cameras with a young soldier.
The results of the constant Russian bombing in the Ukrainian east are evident. Hundreds of injured are taken to hospital.
However, US intelligence says Russia has made slow progress in recent days. But getting a complete picture of the development of the battle is becoming difficult due to the incessant airstrikes.