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The Russian Defense Ministry claims to have carried out dozens of airstrikes and missile strikes in this region.

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Moreover,military facilities of Ukraine”,”text”:”aviation of the Aerospace Forces of Russia hit 60military facilities of Ukraine”}}”>aircraft of the Aerospace Forces of Russia hit 60 military facilities of Ukraineincluding 53 troop and military equipment concentration sites and three command points, according to the ministry.

Russian artillery announces that it has targeted some 1,260 Ukrainian military positions and installations, particularly in the regions of Mykolaiv and Zaporijjia, in southern Ukraine.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov confirmed on Twitter that the next phase of special military operation was launched in Ukraine.

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This Russian offensive will fail because Moscow does not have sufficient military resources to carry it out, said Oleksiy Arestovych, an adviser to the Ukrainian presidency.

On Monday evening, President Volodymyr Zelensky said in a speech broadcast on Telegram that Russian troops began the battle for Donbass, for which they have been preparing for a long time.

Donbass is the industrial heartland of eastern Ukraine, where the majority Russian is spoken, and where Moscow-backed separatists have been fighting Ukrainian forces for eight years. These breakaway groups declared the independence of two republics recognized by Russia.

In recent weeks, the Kremlin has declared taking control of Donbass the main objective of its invasion of Ukraine after it failed in its attempt to storm kyiv.

No matter how many Russian soldiers are brought here, we will fight. We will defend ourselvesproclaimed in his speech President Zelensky.

An assault by pro-Russian separatists on the side of Mariupol?

Another place to watch on Tuesday will be Mariupol, a port city in the south of the country. Pro-Russian separatists, backed by the Russian military, claim to have launched an assault on the Azovstal metallurgical plant, Russian news agency Ria quoted a spokesman for the separatists as reporting.

The Russian Defense Ministry has issued a new ultimatum to the Ukrainian forces entrenched in the basements of the Azovstal complex, promising them life if they agree to lay down their weapons before noon local time.

All who lay down their arms are guaranteed to stay alivehe said, calling the fighters Ukrainians and foreigners to surrender leaving the factory without arms and ammunition this Tuesday between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. local time.

Russia on Tuesday called on the entire Ukrainian army to Throw down the weapons and the last defenders of Mariupol to cease their senseless resistance.

Do not tempt fate, take the only correct decision, that of ceasing military operations and laying down your armsthe Russian Defense Ministry said in a statement.

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