VLADIMIR Putin’s Russian forces have attempted to storm the base of the last Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol, the Ukrainian military said.
Troops were said to have attacked the Azovstal steel plant, despite an order from President Putin demanding the contrary.
Most of Mariupol is under Russian control and the city’s mayor Vadym Boychenko said around 100,000 residents remained trapped in the conflict zone.
Meanwhile satellite images have been uncovered, showing what appear to be mass graves in a town near Mariupol, as officials accuse Russia of ‘hiding their military crimes’ there.
The mayor, Boychenko, earlier said a 30 metre mass grave had been discovered in Manhush, about 11 miles west of Mariupol.
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