Zelensky announces that the battle for Donbas is over, and Russia launches a new offensive against Ukraine
According to Kyiv officials, Russian forces were accused of using "bunker bombs" that destroyed remaining Ukrainian troops.
This attack came as Putin's forces attacked along an extensive front in eastern Ukraine Tuesday, as part of a large-scale ground offensive to seize control of the country’s eastern industrial heartland. Officials in Ukraine called it a "new stage of war."
On Monday, the Russian forces attempted to advance along several sections of a front stretching over 300 miles. They were focusing on Donetsk and Luhansk in the Donbasregions.
Denys Prokopenko was the commander of the Azov Regiment, the National Guard stationed at Mariupol. He claimed that Russian planes began to deploy "bunkerbusters" to kill last Ukrainian fighters as well as civilians hiding in Azovstal Steel plant, the site of the city's final stand against the invading forces.