Ukrainian army successfully pushed away Russian troops out of Makariv, Kyiv
Ukrainian army on Monday announced that it has successfully pushed Russian troops out of Makariv, an important Kyiv suburb, after an intense battle. Ukraine’s General Staff gave a statement to the reporters telling that “ The Ukrainian flag was raised over the town of Makariv and Russian forces have been pushed back”. The east European nation is continuing to fight off its neighbor Russia, since the Russian invasion on 24 February.
Ukraine’s ministry of defence told that successfully pushing away Russian troops away from Makariv means that now Russia cannot surround the capital city, Kyiv anymore. Makariv which is located 60 kilometers west of the capital Kyiv has always been attacked numerous times during the ongoing Russian-Ukraine war. The attacks included a strike on an industrial bakery in the city which resulted in 13 casualties.
This has caused a setback in Moscow’s plans of capturing Kyiv, Moscow failed to do so despite having more man force and advanced technology. This incident took place a day after Ukraine turned down Russia’s offer to surrender the besieged city of Mariupol. However, the Russian army continues to encircle all the major Ukrainian cities including Chernihiv, Sumy, and also the second-largest city of Ukraine Kharkiv.
On the other hand, Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskyy expressed his disappointment towards NATO, he said that once again the 29 nation military alliance got scared of Russia. “NATO should either say that they are accepting us, or openly say they are not, as they are scared of Russia, which is true.” Volodymyr Zelenskyy told the public broadcaster on March 21.
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