According to Russia’s Defense Ministry:
“In the (Donetsk) city of Mariupol…as a result of successful offensive operations by the Russian armed forces and police units of the Donetsk People’s Republic, 1,026 Ukrainian servicemen of the 36th Marine Brigade voluntarily laid down their arms and surrendered in the area of the Ilyicha metals factory.”
Included were “162 officers and 47 women soldiers.”
Over 150 wounded Ukrainian forces were given medical assistance at the scene, then taken to Mariupol’s hospital for further treatment.
Earlier this week, Mariupol’s port was entirely liberated.
Other than small numbers of isolated snipers, remaining largely Nazified Ukrainian fighters are holed up in Mariupol’s Azovstal steel plant.
With little or no food and dwindling ammunition, their surrender or annihilation is just a matter of time.
According to the Donetsk News Agency:
“The Russia-led coalition formed assault groups to neutralize nationalistic formations at the Azovstal plant, the DPR People’s Militia said,” adding:
“Assault units have been prepared for operations in complex industrial buildings, which use rocket-propelled infantry flamethrowers to destroy the positions of the Azov Nazis.”
Things are proceeding as planned.
Separately, Moscow’s US embassy spokesman debunked phony Biden regime claims about use of chemical weapons by Russian forces, saying the following:
“We took note of the provocative statements made by (interventionist Blinken’s spokesman) Price at a briefing on April 12 that our country could possibly use chemical weapons in the light of (nonexistent) failures of the special military operation in Ukraine,” adding:
Once again, congenital liar “Price (embarrassed) himself by (phony accusations), not substantiated by a single piece of evidence.”
Russian forces “do not and cannot have any chemical warfare agents” — because they were eliminated entirely in 2017, as verified by OPCW monitors.
“(I)nformation confirmed by the Russian Defense Ministry on the preparation of provocations by Ukrainian radicals with the use of chemicals is disturbing.”
“We also have questions about the origin of these substances.”
Did the Pentagon, CIA, UK and/or counterparts in other Western regimes supply them?
The US has a long, disturbing history of using chemical, biological, radiological, cluster munitions, white phosphorous and other banned weapons in all its wars of aggression on invented enemies — from the republic’s inception.
Russia’s Defense Ministry spokesman, Gen. Igor Konashenkov earlier said that Ukraine’s security service (SBU) staged a provocation with use of toxic substances against civilians.
No evidence suggests Russia’s use of banned weapons.
Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov stressed the following:
“We consider very real the threat of chemical terrorism by fascist nationalists, operating under the patronage of the current Kiev regime, and units of the armed forces of Ukraine under their control,” adding:
“The high probability of such a scenario implementation is conditioned by multiple chemical provocations organized by (ISIS and other) extremist (jihadist) groups controlled by the US and its NATO (vassals) during” their aggression on Syria.
“We will not be surprised if similar US/NATO) accusations are made against us in relation to recent events at the Zarya plant (in the town of Rubezhnoye), where militants undertook to blow up tanks with nitric acid so that the resulting cloud of toxic substances was carried by the wind to the settlement of Kudryashovka, liberated from them.”
“We do not rule out that such terrorist attacks will be repeated, since, according to some estimates, about 40,000 tonnes of highly toxic substances remain at this enterprise, including nitric, sulfuric and hydrochloric acids, as well as ammonia.”
A previous article quoted Ukrainian Opposition Platform – For Life chairman Viktor Medvedchuk, a figure who supports cooperative relations with Russia.
Arrested by Ukraine’s SBU security service on phony charges of funding and supporting terrorism, he faces possible longterm imprisonment to punish and silence him.
In mid-March, puppet Zelensky banned political opposition in Ukraine — how all tyrannical regimes operate.
For freely expressing his views, Medvedchuk and fellow Opposition Platform – For Life party member Taras Kozak may be prosecuted for treason.
Placed under house arrest last month, they were arrested and detained on Tuesday.
Zelensky reportedly offered to exchange Medvedchuk for Ukrainian POWs held by Russia.
Separately, Vladimir Putin said the following on Tuesday:
“We are not going to seal ourselves off.”
“In today’s world, it is completely impossible to fully isolate anyone, and totally impossible (to isolate) such an enormous country like Russia.”
“Therefore, we will work with (nations that) want to cooperate.”
Russia advanced significantly in recent years, he added.
“Agriculture has turned into a high-technology production sphere.”
“The volume of export has even surpassed the volume of arms sales.”
A Final Comment
Hegemon USA controls Ukraine and its military.
Pentagon and CIA elements are directing Ukrainian forces, including its Nazi fighters, during Russia’s special military operation.
It’s ongoing against US-dominated NATO — with no air and naval support.
Ukrainian troops are virtual Pentagon/CIA proxies — armed with US/Western weapons against superior Russian ones.
There’s no ambiguity about how things will turn out.
There was never any doubt about the ability of Russian forces to smash Ukraine’s military.
Claims otherwise by US/Western regimes and their MSM co-conspirators are laughable.
What happens when Moscow declares mission accomplished and fighting ends is another matter.
No end to US war on Russia by other means looms.
The risk of US-dominated NATO cold war on Russia turning hot is far too great for comfort.