Ukraine war situation report – day 72
May 6, 2022 - Russian forces are continuing attempts to completely capture a steel works in the ruined port city of Mariupol ahead of Russia’s Victory Day on May 9.
Scores of civilians including women and children are still trapped in underground bunkers at at the Azovstal steel plant, although President Vladimir Putin said Russia was ready to allow them to leave safely.
The Kremlin denied a Ukrainian claim that its forces were storming the plant and said humanitarian corridors were currently operating there. Putin later said Kyiv should order fighters to put down their weapons.
Meanwhile, U.S. media reports also said the U.S. provided intel that helped Ukraine sink the Russian warship Moskva.