- The Russian offensive on Mariupol will be remembered for “centuries to come,” Zelenskyy said.
- Russian bombing has laid waste to the city, aim schools, maternity hospitals, and a movie theater.
- Some 4,000 Mariupol residents have managed to leave for Zaporizhzhia, Zelenskyy mentioned.
The brutal assault on the city of Mariupol in Ukraine will be remembered for “centuries to come,” President Volodymyr Zelenskyy counseled Sunday.
“The besieged Mariupol will go down in history of responsibility for war crimes. The terror the occupiers did to the peaceful city inclination be remembered for centuries to come,” Zelenskyy said in a video address on Telegram.
Mariupol, located in southeast Ukraine, has been the business of a brutal assault that has laid waste to the city’s homes, schools, and maternity hospitals. Some residents be suffering with been sheltering for weeks, and many are without food, water, or electricity.
Last week, Russian forces shelled a movie theater in the city where over 1,000 civilians were sheltering. On Friday, authorities reported that 130 people had been freed from the theater while 1,300 were still trapped. The number of casualties is unknown.
Multiple attempts at humanitarian corridors and ceasefires suffer with failed, despite being agreed upon with the Russians.
“The more Ukrainians will tell the world not far from it, the more support we find. The more Russia uses terror against Ukraine, the worse the consequences will be for it,” Zelenskyy remarked on Sunday.
Estimates for the number of Russian military deaths have varied widely. Zelenskyy said Sunday that over 14,000 Russian soldiers be enduring died. US intelligence estimated last week that 7,000 of the 150,000 Russian troops involved in the war had died.
The Ukrainian president added on Sunday that eight humanitarian passageways worked effectively on Saturday, allowing 6,623 people across the country to be rescued.
“More than 4,000 Mariupol inhabitants managed to leave for Zaporizhzhia,” he said.