Russian forces break ceasefire as terrified citizens flee

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The ceasefire declared arbitrarily by Moscow has been broken by Russian forces who continued their advance on Ukraine, with eye witnesses describing ruthless attacks overnight in Mariupol and Chernihiv.

Russian shells continue to rain down on the country as the fighting continued overnight in northern Ukraine while residential districts and civilian infrastructure have been struck indiscriminately by Russian shells as the invasion enters its tenth day.

Intense shelling in Mariupol has left residents in the port city without power and water Russian missiles have destroyed critical infrastructure, with footage verified by Sky News showing the continued shelling of the country’s key cities including Kyiv and Mariupol.

Mayor Vadym Boichenko said the city “came under enemy fire” by Russian forces in continuing “ruthless attacks”.

It is understood the city remains in Ukrainian hands, but British intelligence says it is “highly likely” Mariupol is surrounded by Russian forces.

Multiple staff members of Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) reported dire conditions in Mariupol and are sheltering in the city with their families.

They said that the “shelling was harder and closer” overnight and that queues for water in the city are “huge” while pharmacies have run out of medicine.

Multiple supermarkets have been destroyed by missiles and the remaining items were taken by “people in desperate need”.

There is still no power, water, heating and mobile connection in Mariupol, according to MSF. They add that Russian forces continue to break the ceasefire with no one being aware of any evacuation yet.


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