Ukraine war situation report – day 75
May 9, 2022 - Vladimir Putin tells a huge military parade in Moscow's Red Square that Russian troops in eastern Ukraine were “fighting for the motherland, its future” and he accused the West of preparing for an “invasion of our land”.
Putin presided over a display of Russia’s vast firepower in Moscow, more than 10 weeks into an invasion of its neighbour it terms a “special military operation”.
In Ukraine, President Volodymyr Zelenskiy earlier confirmed the deaths of dozens of people in the Russian bombing of a school in Bilohorivka on Saturday.
In the southern port of Mariupol, the deputy commander of the Azov regiment holed up in the Azovstal steel plant pleaded with the international community to help evacuate wounded soldiers.