Hundreds of thousands of people are prisoners of Mariupol, the Ukrainian city that was bombed, according to its mayor, “no more.” The evacuation of civilians to be protected by the ceasefire failed again yesterday and there was no news for the Ukrainians that their relatives in the city had been cut off from all communications.
“I feel helpless, because I can not help him,” said Daniel Mukin, a Ukrainian from Chattanooga who spoke of his 70 – year – old mother living alone in Mariupol. He tries to call every hour.
“If there is a cellular connection for a few minutes, I hope she gets my messages. This is the only hope I have left,” he says.
“In the midst of catastrophic scenes of human suffering, a second attempt [en autant de jours] The evacuation of about 200,000 people from the city has stopped today, “the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said yesterday.
According to Mayor Vadim Podchenko, this humanitarian walkway will allow evacuation to a safe place. The latter provokes thousands of wounded and confirms that “Mariupol is no more”.
“A friend went near the cell phone tower to call me [hier]Said Newspaper Christina Diadura, currently living in Kiev. Hell there [Marioupol]. People are starving, without food, drinking rainwater. They are brutally destroyed. ⁇
Katarina Beliakova in Kiev could not reach her mother, father, grandmother and little sister for six days. All of these live in Mariupol. He provided photos of the disasters seen in the city.
“I’m very worried and looking for help. They want to leave the city, but they can not leave because the Russians are constantly firing.”
The citizens of the city are without any communication device including internet. The situation there is so dire that it seems that the media has been chased away as no pictures of Mariupol have been available for two days.
Putin has denied that he targeted civilians
“The column for evacuating civilians could not leave Mariupol because the Russians reorganized their forces and began bombing the city,” Pavlo Grilenko, the Ukrainian governor of the region, accused on Facebook.
Russian President Vladimir
Instead, Putin accused the “Ukrainian nationalists” of preventing them from evacuating Mariupol and nearby Volnovoka.
In an interview with his French envoy, Emmanuel Macron, he denied that his army was targeting civilians.
“We have seen credible reports of deliberate attacks [par la Russie] On civilians who make a war crime, ”Anthony Blinken, the head of US diplomacy, told CNN.
Iodine shipped to Ukraine
Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second city, was the target of intense bombardment by the Russians, who failed to take control. According to an AFP journalist, the airstrikes targeted the university’s sports complex and public buildings in Kharkiv.
France has sent various medical supplies to Ukraine, including iodine, to protect it from the danger of a nuclear accident during the war with the Russian military. Following the March 4 bombing of Europe’s largest Zaporozhye nuclear power plant in Ukraine, President Macron reiterated his “serious concern” with Putin over the security of its nuclear facilities.
On the Russian side, shocking news came out yesterday The Wall Street Journal, Revealing that Moscow has been recruiting Syrian fighters for several days, he hopes that their experience in the civil war will help capture the capital, Kiev, in which the Russian military is tightening its grip.
– With AFP