Russians step up ‘cleansing’ in Mariupol after attack on collaborator
Russian occupiers in Mariupol (Photo:Video screenshot/Petro Andriushchenko/Telegram)
Russian occupation authorities in Mariupol have stepped up efforts to search for members of the Ukrainian resistance one week after the car bombing of so-called police chief Mikhail Moskvin, Mariupol mayor advisor, Petro Andriushchenko, reported on Telegram on April 2.
He said a sweeping document and cell phone check is underway in the city, which is in the Russian-occupied part of Donetsk Oblast, on the coast of the Sea of Azov.
"This is how the ‘cleansing’ is going on in Mariupol," the message reads.“
Yesterday, along Metalurhiv Avenue. At each intersection there are two cars from the Russian military. Every 200 meters along the street there is a patrol of eight occupiers (a mix of military and police).”
According to him, a large number of police patrols were brought in from the city of Donetsk, which has been under Russian military occupation since 2014.
Andriushchenko added that the Russians are conducting a full check of documents and phones, and are selectively searching apartments.
"Indeed, from district to district," Andriushchenko said.
“From block to block. Every day for almost a week.”
An explosion occurred in Mariupol on the morning of March 27.
Later, the Kremlin's TASS news agency reported that an assassination attempt was made on the so-called head of the "police" Mikhail Moskvin in Mariupol. The car allegedly exploded when he was only a few meters away from it, injuring the Russian-installed official.
Moskvin is responsible for the operation of filtration camps in the occupied port city, which the Russians use to hunt down pro-Ukrainian people, and arrange for the deportation of others to Russia.
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