Russians plan to demolish residential quarter in occupied Mariupol, says local council
Russian troops destroyed almost all civil and critical infrastructure in Mariupol (Photo:Pavel Klimov/File Photo/Reuters)
Invading Russian forces have plans to demolish a residential quarter in the occupied city of Mariupol, the local city council reported on the Telegram messenger on Dec. 14.
It is noted that Russian propaganda media outlets published a map with plans for the demolition work.
According to the map, the invaders plan to completely demolish the residential quarter near the Azovstal Steelworks in the city’s Livoberezhnyi district.
“These are Morskyi Boulevard and Azovstalska Street,” the city council said.
“Peaceful residents still live there, in dilapidated houses without electricity, gas and heating.”
The city council said that the Russian invaders were continuing to destroy the occupied Ukrainian city.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Russian forces had launched missile and air strikes at Mariupol, almost completely destroying all civilian and critical infrastructure in the city within three months.
Mariupol mayoral advisor Petro Andriushchenko said the invaders were demolishing houses in Mariupol, with local residents being given one day to pick up their belongings. At the same time, they are not provided with new apartments.
Earlier Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that tens of thousands of people could have died in Mariupol, but an accurate number of the victims of Russian aggression would be established only once the city was liberated.
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