By Matthew Roscoe •
Updated: 10 Mar 2022 • 11:49
Russia warns captured British fighter will not be treated as a prisoner of war.
THE British Military of Defence is reporting that there has been a notable decrease in Russian air activity over Ukraine on March 10, however, Mariupol remains under attack.
“There has been a notable decrease in overall Russian air activity over Ukraine in recent days,” the British MoD said.
“[This] is likely due to the unexpected effectiveness and endurance of Ukrainian Air Defence forces,” it concluded.
They also noted that “The large Russian column north-west of Kyiv has made little progress in over a week and is suffering continued losses at the hands of the Ukrainian Armed Forces.”
And stated: “Russia has deployed conscript troops to Ukraine despite previous public assurances from President Putin not to do so.
“As casualties mount, President Putin will be forced to draw from across the Russian Armed Forces and other sources to replace his losses.”
However, the aerial respite over other Ukrainian cities has not been extended to the war-torn Ukrainian city of Mariupol. Satellite images show the devastation left in the wake of airstrikes, which struck a children’s hospital and have decimated the important port city in Donetsk Oblast, southeastern Ukraine.
And despite the MoD’s update, Sky News are reporting that Mariupol is again under attack from the air.
According to Mariupol city council, the besieged Ukrainian city has come under attack from the air on Thursday, March 10.
“Bombs are hitting houses,” the council said in an online post.
Ukraine’s deputy PM has said that fighting is so bad in Mariupol that a humanitarian convoy trying to reach the city has been forced to turn around.
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