Pentagon: Mariupol is holding out

Pentagon: Mariupol is holding out
# 19 April 2022 10:06 (UTC +04:00)

Pentagon spokesman John Kirby has said that Mariupol has not fallen, despite "pounding" from Russia, APA reports citing BBC.

"We have continued to see the concentration of their [Russian] airstrikes and artillery in the Donbas and in the south, particularly around and in Mariupol," Kirby said.

The Ukrainians are resisting, he said, despite increasingly aggressive action by Russia.

"Russians are doing what we call 'shaping'," Kirby said, meaning they are setting conditions for larger and more overt attacks in Ukraine's east.

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