Thousands evacuated from Donbass, civilians injured by Ukrainian shelling
12,500 refugees have crossed from Donbass into Russia in the last 24 hours.
The Russian Defense Ministry (MoD) reported more than 300 people evacuated from Mariupol from the Donetsk People's Republic and the evacuation of 90 people of the Russian and Moldovan nationalities, as well as from the Ukrainian Kherson region, on Sunday.
The Russian MoD reported that more than 20 residents of the Donetsk People's Republic were wounded by Ukrainian shelling yesterday. The Ministry explained that ultra-nationalists in Ukraine planted a huge sea mine on one of the main roads of Mariupol.
Russia has delivered more than 350 tons of humanitarian aid to the population of Ukraine and Donbass.
The Russian Border Guard Directorate in the Border Guard District said on Sunday evening that more than 12,500 refugees from Donbass crossed the border into Russia in the past 24 hours.
On Sunday, the Russian MoD announced the destruction of a fuel base and military equipment factory in Lvov with long-range precision weapons.
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Ukraine has been requesting a no-fly zone to be established in its airspace, but the West refused to fulfill these requests, which prompted Zelensky to instead ask for more armament. They complied, and the US and its NATO allies announced that they were sending surface-to-air missile systems to Ukraine, including Soviet-era systems, such as the SA-8 and the SA-12 systems.
Many parties have joined the Ukrainian side amid pleas from Kiev for help, with 20,000 European mercenaries joining the fight, alongside the 16,000 foreign mercenaries whom Zelensky announced would be fighting in Ukraine, in addition to hundreds of extremists from Syria's Idlib.
Igor Konashenkov, the Russian Defense Spokesperson, said that any decision issued by "neighbors" to offer Ukraine the use of their airfields - or a No-Fly Zone - will be regarded as the involvement of these states in an armed conflict.