Ukraine: “Bloody battles” rage inside Azovstal steel plant

Source: NBC News

“Heavy fighting has been raging inside the Azovstal steel plant, where Mariupol’s last defenders have been holding out for weeks. One commander of the remaining Ukrainian troops said late Wednesday that Russian forces had broken into the sprawling site and ‘heavy, bloody battles’ were being fought. Civilians remain trapped in the plant despite this week’s successful evacuation, with Moscow vowing it would stop military activity on Thursday to allow more to make it out. Gaining full control of Mariupol, the key port city, would mark a significant victory for the Kremlin as its eastern offensive struggles to make progress.” (05/05/22)