Mariupol has been under blockade since the beginning of March. The Russian military does not allow humanitarian aid, fires on civilians, and throws bombs at civilian buildings where children are hiding.
One week ago, cautious estimates put the death toll at 5,000 killed by Russian army Mariupol residents. But given the size of the city, catastrophic destruction, the duration of the blockade (since the 1st of March), and fierce resistance, tens of thousands of civilians could have fallen victim to the occupiers, according to the Mariupol City Council.
That is why Russia is in no hurry to give the green light to the Turkish mission and other initiatives to save and fully evacuate Mariupol. In addition, all potential witnesses to the occupiers' atrocities are being identified through filtration camps and destroyed.
The Russians left all the dirty work to the collaborators. Eyewitnesses report that Russians recruited local residents and controlled terrorists to special brigades. They collect and burn the bodies of Mariupol residents murdered and killed as a result of the Russian invasion.
The work of these groups is directly coordinated by the self-proclaimed mayor-collaborator Kostiantyn Ivashchenko. For many years he and his associates repeatedly tried to seize power, but eventually, he managed to become except that the director of the Mariupol crematorium.
«The world has not seen the scale of the tragedy in Mariupol since the Nazi concentration camps. Russians turned our whole city into a death camp. Unfortunately, the eerie analogy is gaining more and more confirmation. This is no longer Chechnya or Aleppo. This is the new Auschwitz and Maidanek. The world should help punish Putin's villains,» said Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko.