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Russia claims 'complete liberation' over Ukraine's Mariupol

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National security and military analyst Dr. Rebecca Grant provides the latest on the Russia-Ukraine conflict as Putin's military continues to wither. Russia now claims Mariupol, Ukraine is entirely under its control following the surrender of Ukrainian forces from the Azovstal steel plant, according to a senior official in the Russian government. Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu told President Vladimir Putin that Russia's military saw the "complete liberation" of the Ukrainian port city, which has been at the center of the Ukraine-Russia War for several weeks. It is the tenth-largest city in the country, and the second-largest in the Donetsk region, where most of the fighting has taken place. Mariupol also serves a strategic function as it is located on the Sea of Azov, which would provide Russia's homeland a direct route to its military forces in Crimea.

Ukrainian defense says Russia has used 60 percent of its high-precision artillery

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Foreign correspondent Trey Yingst has the latest from Kharkiv, Ukraine, on America Reports.' Ukraine's defense ministry on Wednesday claimed Russia has used 60 percent of its high-precision weapons as its war in Ukraine rages on for the 13th week. "According to our data, if we're talking about high-precision weapons, about 60 percent of their stockpile has already been used," Deputy Head of the ministry's Chief Intelligence Directorate, Vadym Skibitskyi, said in an interview translated by a Ukrainian news outlet. The official said Russia's Iskander missile, a short-range ballistic missile system, was just one the weapons Moscow is having a hard time replenishing. Ukrainian soldiers examine Russian multiple missiles abandoned by Russian troops, in the village of Berezivka, Ukraine, on April 21. Severe international sanctions and a war that Western officials believe has already lasted far longer than Russia was prepared for have left Russia scrambling to replenish and repair its wartime needs.

Zelenskyy says war will end 'very soon' during World War II speech, Ukraine will celebrate 'two Victory Days'

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National Endowment for Democracy President and CEO Damon Wilson weighs in on the Russia-Ukraine war. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy commemorated the 77th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day with a speech Monday, in which he compared the forces of Nazi Germany to the Russians invading his country now. While expressing the day's significance, Zelenskyy recognized the day was somewhat overshadowed by Ukraine's current war with Russia. He also drew several parallels between Germany in the 1940s and Russia today. "On the Day of Victory over Nazism, we are fighting for a new victory," Zelenskyy said.

Russian forces penetrate Ukraine's second-largest city as fourth day of fighting continues

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Ukrainian citizen and social worker Natalia Gusak joined'Fox & Friends' to share her story. Ukraine forces continued defending the capital of Kyiv on the fourth day of fighting with Russia, while Russian forces penetrated Ukraine's second-largest city, Kharkiv, and blew up a natural gas pipeline. "The Russian enemy's light vehicles have broken into Kharkiv, including the city centre," regional Governor Oleh Sinegubov said, according to Reuters. "Ukraine's armed forces are destroying the enemy. We ask civilians not to go out."

Ukraine's Zelenskyy warns of 'difficult' fight with Russia in coming weeks: 'Total war'

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Prior to the Vladimir Putin's Ukrainian invasion, he received advice within the FSB that enticed Ukrainian invasion. In addition, Putin's daughter has been escorted by body guards, paid by Russia, according to Russian journalist Roman Anin. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy in a late-night address warned Ukrainians that the coming weeks will be "difficult" in its all-out war against Russia. "The coming weeks of the war will be difficult. And we must be aware of that," he said Monday.