Russian Forces Resume Airstrikes On Azov Steel Plant

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Russian forces have resumed airstrikes on the Azov steel plant in Mariupol and are trying to launch a storm, Ukrainian presidential adviser Aristovich said on April 23, according to Reuters. So far, there has been no response from the Russian side.

According to reports, Arestovich said on a program broadcast on Ukrainian state TV that day: "The enemy is trying to stifle the last resistance of Mariupol's defenders at the Azov Steel Plant."

Russia announced on the 21st that it has taken control of the rest of the city of Mariupol except the Azov Steel Plant. When Putin met Shoigu in the Kremlin on the 21st, he said that the storming of the Azov steel plant was "unreasonable", and he ordered the Russian army to cancel the plan to storm the steel plant. However, Putin asked the Russian army to continue to block the Azov steel plant, so that "not even a fly can fly."

The Russian Ministry of Defense announced on the evening of the 22nd that the situation in Mariupol has been normalized, and all the remnants of the Ukrainian far-right military organization Azov Battalion, as well as foreign mercenaries from the United States and European countries, have been firmly blocked. In the area of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov Steel Plant.