My friend managed to call me from Mariupol, so I can share with you what is really going on there now.
Every minute the city is subjected to shelling, artillery and air attacks and is being wiped off the face of the earth.
What is more, Russian aviation targets crowded places where people cook food over a fire. And residents simply cannot cook food in the basements where they constantly stay, because they can suffocate there.
Just imagine what the physical and psychological state of those people who are in the basement for two weeks, without water, electricity and food. They use buckets as toilets. Those, who still have food, eat it raw.
The shelling never stops and one can be an easy target when she escapes from the basement to gather some wood or set out fire to cook something.
There are plenty of videos showing how these non-humans shoot from tank at civilians on the streets, even when they have their hands up.
The streets are littered with corpses. Previously, survivors tried to cover the corpses with blankets. Now, when the street fightings are in full swing, no one thinks of corpses. So they simply rot and are torn to pieces by stray dogs and rats.
But things could get worse. Cannibalism may start, as was the case during Holodomor in 1932-1933.
Well, some Mariupol citizens were lucky enough to escape from this Hell on Earh and they are heading to Zaporizhzhya city in their personal cars. But the count of the lucky ones doesn't exceed 20 thousand so far and most of them are still unsafe being on occupied territories (mostly Berdyansk and nearby villages), because russian troops keep shooting directly at the roads not to let civilians to get through to territory controlled by Ukranian Army.
There's no internet or cellular connection in Mariupol for more then two weeks. To send an SMS one needs to get to the roof, which is a mortal risk.
Some of the Mariupol residents live near the Kalmius and Kalchik rivers, so they use the rivers as sources of drinking water. Needless to say that these rivers are highly polluted by metallurgical wastes. It would matter if people had a choice. Earlier they could eat snow, now it all melted.
I asked a friend to check if my mother and relatives are still alive, but it is impossible to get into these areas of the city. Apart from being constantly shelled, most of the roads have been destroyed. So it's impossible to get there by car even under shelling, because tires can be cut with the debris from mines and shells.
The number of casualties goes up by hundreds every day and far exceeds the official statistics. Many of them are still in the ruined buildings, having met death in their apartments.
Today Russians threw a huge bomb on the building of Drama Theater, where about thousand of civilians, mostly women with their children were trying to rescue from constant shelling and bombing.
Those who managed to survive are dieing now under ruins, because rescures can't reach them under constant shelling.
Putin personally ensures that the humanitarian aid doesn't reach Mariupol, and that the convoy with refugees cannot leave the city. Five tries have already failed.
He blackmails in such a way capturing 400 thousand people as hostages, killing them day by day.
That is what "Diplomacy on Putin's terms" means.
Unfortunately, international community and Western governments are not taking sufficient steps to stop the Genocide in the 21 century.
Journalists can't get there to reveal the real horror that is happening in Mariupol.
It is known already, that today the employees of the Red Cross Organization have already left Mariupol.
With this I strongly appeal to all journalists, bloggers and other indifferent people and ask them to share information about the Genocide in Mariupol, where hundreds of people die there every day. So far hundreds...
Максим Яли, [16.03.2022 21:20]
It is now clear that Putin intends to wipe out Mariupol in an attempt to force the Ukrainian government to capitulate. He doesn’t care about the people, only the territory (and the metallurgical plants which, by the way, are not damaged).
With every day passing by, the chances to evacuate the remaining citizens of Mariupol are fading away.
We ask the US and European governments to take decisive actions before Mariupol becomes new "Babiy Yar", where more then 100 thousans of Jews were killed in Kyiv during Second World War.
Only this time the death toll will be much higher, and it will be civilians of different nationalities, living in multinational Mariupol: Ukrainians, Russians, Greeks, Jews, Bolgarians and many others.
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