Ukraine war situation report – day 67
May 1, 2022 - U.S. house speaker Nancy Pelosi made a surprise visit to Ukraine, assuring President Zelensky that the U.S. was committed to “be here” for Ukraine until the fight was done.
Pelosi is the highest-ranking American leader to visit Ukraine since the war began. She joined a congressional delegation including other members of the U.S. congress.
Meanwhile, twenty wounded civilians were able to evacuate from the besieged Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol, and are likely on their way to Zaporizhzhia. This comes as satellite images released today showed that nearly all the buildings of the steel plant had been destroyed.
The UN is working to broker an evacuation of close to 1,000 civilians who are currently seeking shelter in the plant. Multiple attempts have been made to facilitate evacuations, only to end in failure.