Russian forces focusing on destroying Ukrainian units at Azovstal, military says

The Ukrainian armed forces said Russian soldiers are concentrating on wiping out Ukrainian units at the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol.

“The Russian occupiers are focusing their efforts on blocking and trying to destroy our units in the Azovstal area. The enemy resumed the offensive with the support of aircraft in order to take control of the plant,” the military said in its latest update.

Petro Andriushchenko, an adviser to the Mariupol mayor, said intense attacks and “non-stop” shelling continued on the steel plant overnight into Thursday.

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