Ukraine’s Defense Ministry confirmed on Friday that Russia has now unleashed long-range bombers to attack Ukraine as the war continues to stall and Vladimir Putin resorts to throwing everything possible at Ukraine to gain victory.
Spokesman Oleksandr Motuzyanyk confirmed that long-range Russian bombers have struck Mariupol and will likely be used to hit other important areas.
However, Motuzyanyk added that Mariupol has not fallen, and Ukrainian forces continue to fight hard to hold the invaders back.
Motuzyanyk said, “The situation in Mariupol is difficult and hard. Fighting is happening right now. The Russian army is constantly calling on additional units to storm the city. But as of now the Russians haven’t managed to completely capture it.”
Ukrainian forces being able to hold Mariupol has been something akin to a miracle as Russia is throwing everything it has to capture the crucial city.
The war in Ukraine has cost Russia dearly in terms of manpower and resources. Thousands of Russian troops have been killed or wounded, and there is no end in sight. For many, the question is, what will Putin do next to hasten the end of the war?
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