Another mass grave, containing more than 100 bodies of civilians, was discovered underneath the rubble at Kyivska Street in Russia-occupied Mariupol, Donetsk Oblast, Mariupol mayoral advisor Petro Andriushchenko said in a Telegram post on July 1.
“Another 100 bodies (of people, who) died in late February,” said Andriushchenko.
“The invaders are clearing rubble nearby; there is no effort being made to properly bury them. People (in the city) are essentially living in crypts.”
Andriushchenko added that Russia is making no attempt to exhume the bodies of civilians buried all around the city, turning makeshift, temporary graves into permanent ones.
Mariupol had under a Russian blockade for over four months, and has become a site of a colossal humanitarian disaster. City housing and infrastructure are utterly destroyed, while the invaders are blocking humanitarian access. According to official estimates, at least 25,000 civilians died in the city prior to its occupation.