President of Ukraine Vladimir Zelensky in an evening address following the results of the 72nd day of the war, he said:
“Russian troops continued shelling our territory, including rocket and air strikes. I ask all our citizens, especially these days, not to ignore the air raid signals. Please, this is your life, the life of your children.
We continue the evacuation mission from Mariupol with the mediation of the UN and the Red Cross. We are also working on diplomatic options to save our military, who are still at Azovstal. Influential mediators, influential states have been involved.”