There are approximately 600 wounded Ukrainian soldiers on Azovstal, Deputy Commander of the Azov Regiment Svyatoslav Palamar said in an interview with the Ukrainian service of the BBC.
Night shelling of Ukraine continues. Explosions were reported in Nikolaev and Odessa. It also became known that at least six people were injured as a result of hitting a shopping center in Odessa. This was announced by the deputy of the Verkhovna Rada Alexei Goncharenko.
German Chancellor Scholz and French President Macron in Berlin called for concrete actions for the sake of a truce in Ukraine. “We want to achieve a ceasefire and as soon as possible,” Macron said after their meeting in Berlin.
The United States is concerned that Russia could annex the Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine and hold a bogus referendum there. This was stated by US State Department spokesman Ned Price.
45% of the population left Kherson captured by Russian troops. This was stated by the head of the Kherson regional administration Gennady Laguta. According to him, almost every fifth inhabitant left the Kherson region. “The invaders loot, kill, rape, so civilians cannot stand it, they are very afraid and forced to leave their home,” Laguta said.