Russia announced the opening of the corridor on the land connecting Crimea with Donbass

Russia says the land corridor between Crimea and the Donbass region has opened, allowing forces from the south to join forces with separatists in Donetsk.

“The road from Crimea to Mariupol is under control,” said Georgy Muradov, deputy prime minister of the Republic of Crimea, today, adding that this land corridor could become an important route connecting Crimea with Mariupol, central metallurgical center of the Azov region and the industrial Donbass region.

The Donbass region in eastern Ukraine includes the two regions of Donetsk and Lugansk, while Mariupol is the second largest city in Donetsk.

A Ukrainian army tank is left behind on the outskirts of the city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine on March 4.  Photo: AFP.

A Ukrainian army tank is left behind on the outskirts of the city of Mariupol, southeastern Ukraine on March 4. Photo: AFP.

According to RIA, this corridor provides a strategic route that will allow Russian troops in Crimea to join forces with the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR), as well as allow Russian-backed forces to access the territories. important port city along the Sea of ‚Äč‚ÄčAzov.

Russia’s military campaign in Ukraine has entered its 19th day. Russian forces and separatist militias currently control the city of Kherson and a number of small cities in southern and southeastern Ukraine, besieging Mariupol, Kharkov, and are currently operating. efforts to increase pressure with larger goals.

The British Ministry of Defense said on March 12 that Russian ground forces, about 25 km from the center of Kiev, could besiege the Ukrainian capital in the next few days.

Russia over the past few days has expanded the scale of its air strikes to western Ukraine, after more than two weeks focusing on attacking targets in the north, south and east. Many Western countries provide training to transfer modern weapons, with thousands of anti-tank and anti-aircraft missiles, to Ukraine, mainly through the gateway in the west of the country.

Location of the Crimean peninsula Mariupol city in the Donbass region.  Graphics: Google Earth.

Location of the Crimean peninsula Mariupol city in the Donbass region. Graphics: Google Earth.

Huyen Le (According to RIA Novosti)

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