An airport in central Ukraine was 'completely destroyed' by eight Russian missiles, the Ukrainian president confirmed in an address as he urged the West to send more aircraft. Shocking footage shared online appears to show an airfield in Vinnytsia destroyed by the attack.

Ukrainian Evacuation Halted As Russia’s Shelling Continued Overnight

A second attempt to allow citizens to evacuate besieged Mariupol has failed after reports the ceasefire had been broken again, the International Committee of the Red Cross said on Sunday.

The city council said continued Russian shelling made the safe evacuation of civilians impossible, with the city now in its fifth day without water, power, or sanitation.

“The latest wave of missile strikes came as darkness fell,” Ukrainian presidential adviser Oleksiy Arestovich said on television.

According to the AP, the outskirts of Kyiv, Chernihiv in the north, Mykolaiv in the south, and Kharkiv, the country’s second-largest city, faced intense shelling. Heavy artillery hit residential areas in Kharkiv and shelling damaged a television tower, according to local officials.

Food, water, medicine and almost all other supplies were in desperately short supply in the southern port city of Mariupol, where Russian and Ukrainian forces had agreed to an 11-hour cease-fire that would allow civilians and the wounded to be evacuated. But Russian attacks quickly closed the humanitarian corridor, Ukrainian officials told the AP.

“There can be no ‘green corridors’ because only the sick brain of the Russians decides when to start shooting and at whom,“ Interior Ministry adviser Anton Gerashchenko said on Telegram.

Ukrainian President Voldymyr Zelenskyy rallied his people to remain defiant, especially those in cities occupied by Russians.

“You should take to the streets! You should fight!” he said Saturday on Ukrainian television. “It is necessary to go out and drive this evil out of our cities, from our land.”

Zelenskyy also asked the United States and NATO countries to send more warplanes to Ukraine, though that idea is complicated by questions about which countries would provide the aircraft and how those countries would replace the planes, according to the AP.

The war, now its 11th day, has resulted in 1.5 million people fleeing the country. The head of the U.N. refugee agency called the exodus “the fastest-growing refugee crisis in Europe since World War II.”

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