As of the evening of May 4, the Ukrainian authorities have recovered connection with the defenders of Mariupol who stay in the territory of the Azovstal steelworks. Russian troops have already entered the Azovstal’s territory, writes Ukrinform.
“Attempts to storm the plant have been made for the second day in a row. Russian troops are already in the territory of Azovstal”, - said David Arakhamiya, MP, head of the Ukrainian delegation for talks with Russia, head of the Servant of the People parliamentary faction, referring to the Azov Regiment commander.
He did not disclose any details.
Earlier, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that Russian troops had resumed the offensive with the air support in some areas of Mariupol in order to take control of the Azovstal plant.
As reported, Secretary of the National Security and Defense Council Oleksiy Danilov stated that it was currently impossible to conduct a military operation in Mariupol as Ukraine did not have a sufficient number of heavy weapons and armored vehicles.