Moscow / Kyiv – Russia has declared the liberation of Mariupol from Ukraine. At a steel company in the city, 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers are still trapped in a siege by Russian troops. Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his troops to lay siege to Ukraine’s army so that not even a fly can escape. While Russia has made this significant announcement about Mariupol, the United States has announced another $500 million in financial aid to Ukraine. Moreover, President Biden also announced $800 million in military assistance to Ukraine.
Moreover, Mariupol is a prime city in Ukraine, and the Russian forces had thrust ahead to seize the city. The Ukrainian army’s resistance to Russian forces has fallen short, and Russia has seized the city of Mariupol. However, 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers in the city have taken refuge in a steel manufacturing plant. The Russian military had repeatedly appealed to the soldiers to surrender. But, still, there has been no response to it.
While announcing the liberation of Mariupol from Ukraine, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered his military not to allow these soldiers to escape. Therefore, it is evident that Russia will display the surrender of these Ukrainian soldiers as its victory at the international level. Russia’s victory in Mariupol could be a significant blow to the Ukrainian government and the West, which have claimed that Russia suffered heavy losses in the conflict.
Russian military strikes on Ukraine have still not stopped. At the same time, Westerners have been claiming that Russia has suffered tremendous losses in this conflict. The United States has announced new assistance to boost Ukraine’s morale in such a situation. The United States has announced another $500 million in aid for the salaries, pensions and other expenses of Ukrainian government employees. A meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank was held on the challenges encountered by Ukraine after the Russian attack. The United States announced $500 million in financial funding following the meeting.
Besides, the US President also announced about $800 million in arms aid to Ukraine. These include long-range guns and artillery. Furthermore, the United States has also announced fresh sanctions on Russia. According to this, subsequently, Russian ships will not be able to land at the port.