Rusland Maliuta (OneHope)
Ukraine Update, April 25th, 2022, 6:44 pm
In the east, heavy fighting continues. During the last week, russia has been attacking Ukrainian positions every day, shelling and conducting airstrikes on both military and civilian targets.
In the south, the situation is largely unchanged, but combat is intensifying in some places. Russian forces are likely preparing for an attack in the Zaporizhzhya direction.
Most of the city of Mariupol is occupied, however, the Azovstal industrial complex remains under Ukrainian control. The defenders of Mariupol continue to inflict casualties on the russian army, destroying armored vehicles, tanks, and large numbers of infantry. The russian army has not ceased its attempts to capture Azovstal; ground assaults, as well as shelling from both ground and ship-based artillery and airstrikes continue constantly.
This morning, several railway hubs in western Ukraine were targeted by russian missile strikes. As of this moment, it is known that 5 people were killed and 18 were wounded as a result of the strikes.
War crimes and crimes against humanity
Hundreds of civilians and severely wounded soldiers are trapped in the besieged Azovstal complex. The russian army continues to decline to provide Anow have water reserves for only one more week.
In the occupied parts of Mariupol, Russian forces are exhuming bodies buried in the streets and moving them to mass graves to conceal the scale of the tragedy. Due to russian terrorists controlling most of the city and the severity of the destruction, it is impossible to calculate casualties comprehensively. However, according to the latest official information, over 20,000 inhabitants of Mariupol were killed by the russian forces since the beginning of the war.
Refugees and displaced
As of April 24th, 5,232,014 people have fled Ukraine.
Photo credit: misha.djos. Irpin with 75% of buildings in the city destroyed or damaged.
Al Akimoff and YWAM Slavic Ministries Team