Russia’s President, Vladimir Putin says it’s unnecessary for Russian lives to be wasted trying to storm the Azovstal metal factory in the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol — and ordered any assault to be cancelled. He said it was important to consider the health and life of Russia’s soldiers and officers — and that as long as ‘not even a fly can pass’ the blockade, there’s no need for anyone to crawl underground into the catacombs.