Moscow on Saturday has returned the dead bodies of over more than 500 fallen Ukrainian troops, who has laid down their lives fighting for the attack called by President Putin on February 24 against their nation.
According to reports, most of the dead bodies which were handed over by Russia to Ukraine were of the troops from the Mariupol which has seen an intense war between the Azov Regiment and the Russian armed troops.
The recent development comes just days following Russian President Putin’s approval for a master plan for the reconstruction of Mariupol.
Meanwhile, Deputy Prime Minister of Russia, Marat Khusnullin presented to the head of the Russian Federation “a concept- a master plan for the development of the city of Mariupol.”
Khusnullin has made a suggestion that the full restoration of Mariupol which he highlighted was conceivable within three years if a master plan is implemented.
As the war raged on, Ukraine’s southern military command confirmed that Russia launched an air strike on the Antonovsky bridge in the Kherson region that rendered it uncrossable by heavy military vehicles.
The damage by the Russian troops was inflicted on the southern side of the bridge and reportedly a pontoon ferry is still in operation. Russian forces on Saturday shot down a Ukrainian warplane over Donetsk in the eastern Donbas region that Putin’s forces have been trying to “liberate” by gaining full Russian control. They have also realigned their focus to gain Russian control over the north-eastern Ukrainian city of Kharkiv. The city was the target of heavy Russian fire in the early stages of the war, but Russian forces pulled back from the region in May.