Ukraine: Azov battalion doctor talks about more than 400 wounded at Mariupol plant

The doctor, known only as Hassan, told Ukrainian state television that the number of wounded is steadily rising because “artillery fire, bombing and rocket fire will not end for a moment.”

– At least a third, perhaps more, of those injured need urgent treatment. Some will inevitably die in these conditions, “said the doctor, according to the Spanish agency EFE.

The same source from the Azov Battalion, an organization united into a regiment of the National Guard of the far right, said the army and civilians at the Azovstal plant have no medical equipment or medicines.

In terms of food, he described the situation as “very bad” when there is enough food for a week, but drinking water that can run out in four days.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres, who arrives in Kiev today, said the immediate priority of the conflict in Ukraine is to create the conditions for rescuing civilians trapped in a factory in a port city in southeastern Ukraine.

Guterres was committed to guaranteeing the conditions for the UN, in cooperation with the Russian and Ukrainian authorities, to set up a humanitarian corridor to allow hundreds of civilians to leave the factory, which was built in 1930.

“Imagine hundreds of women and children in dark corridors and without access to anything and in the middle of a war. It is paramount to get them out of these conditions,” Guterres told an improvised press conference to Portuguese journalists present in Kiev.

The former Portuguese prime minister met with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday in Moscow and will be received by Ukrainian head of state Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday.

Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, launching a war that has claimed several civilian casualties and soldiers that have not yet been cleared.

The UN confirmed today that at least 2,787 civilians had been killed and 3,152 injured, but said the numbers are likely to be significantly higher.

The 63-day conflict has driven more than 5.3 million people to flee Ukraine, the worst refugee crisis in Europe since World War II (1939-1945).

According to the UN, some 13 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Ukraine.

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