Announced Russian Ministry of Defense On the destruction of 33 military installations and the downing of 5 marches and two helicopters Ukrainian forces.
“In the morning of April 5, another attempt by the Kyiv regime to evacuate the leaders of the Nazi “Azov” battalion from Mariupol was thwarted. Russian forces shot down two Ukrainian Mi-8 helicopters that tried to penetrate the city,” said the spokesperson for the Russian Ministry of Defense, Major General Igor Konashenkov. From the sea”.
He noted that Moscow had told Kyiv several times to allow the Ukrainian army to voluntarily lay down its arms and leave Mariupol, and this offer was made on Tuesday morning.
Konashenkov continued: “These proposals are constantly ignored by the Kyiv regime. Given Kiev’s lack of interest in saving the lives of its soldiers, the Russian Armed Forces and the forces of the Donetsk People’s Republic will liberate Mariupol from extremists.”