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In the context, she said British Ministry of Defense that Russian forces advancing from the Crimea is still trying to encircle Mykolaiv as it seeks to move west towards Odessa, adding that these forces have made little progress during the past week.
“The blockade imposed on the Ukrainian coast is likely to aggravate the humanitarian situation in Ukraine and prevent vital supplies from reaching the Ukrainian population,” the ministry said on Twitter.
Siege of Mariupol
In Mariupol, Russian and Ukrainian forces fought for control of the city, while Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky appealed to Israel to help repel a Russian attack on his country.
Russia has called on Ukrainian forces to lay down their arms in the southern port city of Mariupol, where Moscow says it is experiencing a “horrific humanitarian catastrophe”.
“Lay down your arms,” Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, director of Russia’s National Center for Defense Management, said in a briefing distributed by the Defense Ministry.
“A horrific humanitarian catastrophe is taking place… Those who lay down their arms are guaranteed safe passage out of Mariupol,” Mizintsev added.
For her part, Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Irina Vereshchuk said that an agreement was reached on opening 8 humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians from besieged towns and cities, on Monday, but not including the city of Mariupol.
She added that efforts to deliver humanitarian supplies to Mariupol have not yet borne fruit.
The Russian forces have suffered heavy losses since the beginning of the invasion, and long lines of troops that were flowing towards the capital, Kyiv, were disrupted in the outskirts.
On Sunday, the Ukrainian army said that Moscow’s losses included 14,700 soldiers and 476 tanks, while Russia acknowledged on March 2, the killing of nearly 500 of its soldiers.
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