Russia ‘liberates’ Mariupol as last defenders surrender

The Times, May 21, 2022

Event

Russia claimed last night to have completed the capture of Mariupol after a nearly three-month siege, as the last of the city’s defenders surrendered. State media reported that a total of 2,439 Ukrainian fighters who had been holed up at the Azovstal steelworks had surrendered since Monday, including more than 500 yesterday. Sergei Shoigu, the Russian defence minister, reported to President Putin the “complete liberation” of the Azovstal plant. Western and Ukrainian officials fear that now the battle for Mariupol is over, thousands of Russian troops will be free to deploy to the east to join up with the dozens of battalion tactical groups already there. The Ministry of Defence said: “Once Russia has secured Mariupol, it is likely they will move their forces to reinforce operations in the Donbas.” However, the MoD added that staunch Ukrainian resistance in Mariupol meant Russian forces in the area must be “re-equipped” first.

Comment

Slowly but surely Putin is taking over the last piece of the area of Magog. Ancient Magog is the area of the Scythians according to a number of historians. They all show eastern and southern Ukraine as part of that territory. Despite Russia’s losses they continue to grind forwards using indiscriminate terror on the residents of Ukraine. The capture of Mariupol frees up some Russian troops to take the rest of the Donbas region. Putin does not care what death and destruction he has to inflict to achieve what he wants. He is utterly ruthless and is answerable to no one.

In Daniel 8, speaking of a latter day king of the north, it says

“He [Gog] will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does.”

Putin will not fail in this war and will do whatever it takes to win. This makes Putin (with nuclear weapons) the most dangerous man in the world.

a fierce-looking king, a master of intrigue, will arise.  He will become very strong, but not by his own power. (Daniel 8:23-24)

He will cause astounding devastation and will succeed in whatever he does

Andy Walton

Find the Weekly World Watch: 15-21 May 2022

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