Russian armies have executed missile invasions in parts of southern and western Ukraine, encompassing the city of Lviv, where police recorded at least six dead.
The barrage on Monday came as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy warned that Russia was readying to "finish off" the whole region of Donbas after flunking to breakthrough in the north and invading the capital, Kyiv. On the other hand, in the strategic southeastern city of Mariupol, Ukrainian armies inside the surrounded Azovstal steel plant on Sunday resisted a Russian demand to lay down their weapons.
"The city has not plummeted yet," Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal said late Sunday. "There's still our military troops, our soldiers. So they will combat to the verge," he said on ABC's This Week. "We will not relinquish," he added. The capture of the port city is of crucial importance as it would enable Russia to develop a land passageway between the Donbas and the already-annexed Crimea area. But occupying Mariupol has been a challenge. Despite getting under weeks of a massive barrage, Ukrainians have continually vowed to continue combatting and defending the city until the end.
While directing on the east, Russia has not ceased attacking other parts of the country. On Monday morning, numerous eruptions in the western city of Lviv, a haven for people disappearing from the fighting in other parts of the country, massacred at least six people and bruised eight, according to Ukrainian administrations. Several projectiles hit military infrastructures, provincial governor Maksym Kozystkiy said. Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel-Hamid, broadcasting from Lviv, referred to local officials as announcing that one of the Russian projectile blasts hit a "car service facility" on the city's outskirts. She amplified that Lviv's mayor had said one of the explosions was "so robust that it broke down the windows of an inn nearby were several displaced Ukrainians from other parts of the country were residing."
Meanwhile, Ukrainian administrations have persuaded people in Donbas to move west to avert the predicted large-scale Russian offensive to occupy its blended regions of Donetsk and Luhansk.
Luhansk Governor Serhiy Hadai announced that the coming week would be "difficult," notifying residents: "It may be the final time we have an opportunity to protect you."