Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Wednesday requested the pinnacle of the United Nations to assist “save” the lives of the remaining wounded Ukrainians trapped beneath the enormous Azovstal metal plant in battered Mariupol.
“The lives of the individuals who stay there are at risk. Everyone seems to be necessary to us. We ask to your assist in saving them,” Zelensky advised Antonio Guterres by cellphone, after thanking him for a profitable UN and Purple Cross-led evacuation this week.
He referred to as on the UN to “help within the removing of all of the wounded from Azovstal.”
The assertion got here as Ukraine mentioned Wednesday that there have been fierce battles with Russian troops on the plant, the place Ukrainian troopers had been holed up for weeks.
Zelensky mentioned that this week’s evacuations led by the UN and Purple Cross, which he mentioned introduced over 100 folks trapped in Azovstal to security, confirmed the world “that worldwide organisations may be efficient.
He “expressed hope for a profitable continuation of the continuing evacuation operation.”
Guterres visited each Moscow and Kyiv final week, which paved the way in which for the evacuations.
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