Russian Troops Besiege Severodonetsk

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Mikhail Mizantsev, director of the Russian Federal Defense Management Center, said on March 14 that the firepower points on the outskirts of the city of Mariupol in Ukraine were destroyed, and the main force of neo-Nazi militants located in the surrounding residential areas of the city was eliminated.

"Today, the Donetsk army, with the support of the Russian army, destroyed almost all the fire points placed by the neo-Nazis on the outskirts of the city of Mariupol. Special forces also carried out mobile operations to remove the main force of neo-Nazis in the neighbourhoods around the city."

Mizhantsev also said that residents began a large-scale evacuation from Mariupol, and the evacuation convoy arrived in the city to carry out the evacuation of the wounded. "The successful lifting of the blockade of the city has resulted in the opening of humanitarian corridors for the evacuation of civilians from 15:00 today and the start of the mass evacuation of residents long held hostage by neo-Nazis."

On the same day, a spokesman for the Luhansk army said on March 14 that the Luhansk army had surrounded Ukrainian troops stationed in Severo-Donetsk and Lisichansk.

Russian Defense Ministry spokesman Konashenkov announced on the 14th that 3,920 Ukrainian military targets have been destroyed, and 86 targets of the Ukrainian army were destroyed on March 14 alone.

The Russian army also used long-range high-precision weapons to destroy the communication, relay and exchange hubs set up by the Ukrainian army in the settlements of Fedorovka, Vinarovka and Antopol. The rocket ammunition depot was also destroyed by the Russians.