Azov Regiment insignias appear on streets of occupied Mariupol
Azov regiment symbols in Mariupol, November 7 (Photo:Мариуполь. Сопротивление / Telegram)
Insignias of Ukraine’s Azov Regiment appeared on street poles in occupied Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, Mariupol mayoral advisor Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram post on Nov. 7.
Andriushchenko posted the photos of the yellow-and-blue insignias, suggesting local civilians resistance activists were behind the stunt.
“In memory of heroes who are no longer with us,” Andriushchenko said.
“Glory to the heroes.”
After analyzing recent satellite images, BBC reported on Nov. 7 that at least 1,500 fresh graves were visible at a mass burial site outside occupied Mariupol.
Mariupol was besieged by Russian forces for almost three months – from March through May. The siege has led to a large-scale humanitarian catastrophe, as the invaders bombed residential areas and civilian infrastructure, as well as continually blocking humanitarian aid. Municipal officials estimated as much as 85% of the city was destroyed.
At least 25,000 civilians have died in Mariupol, Ukrainian authorities estimate. City Mayor Vadym Boichenko said the city could face infectious disease outbreaks due to water shortages.
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