TRIBUNNEWS.COM – More than 2,100 residents of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol have died since the Russian invasion began.
Mariupol City Council on Telegram said on Sunday (13/3/2022), Russian troops had killed 2,187 Mariupol residents.
“Every day Mariupol suffers from air strikes by fascist Russia. At least 22 bombings of peaceful cities over the past 24 hours. About 100 bombs have been dropped on Mariupol,” the statement read, as quoted from ukrinform.net.
“Each bombing brings terrible destruction and deprives Mariupol of the peaceful life.”
“To date, 2,187 Mariupol citizens have died as a result of Russian attacks. May their memories live on forever,” the statement said.
The City Council also stated that the situation in Mariupol was still very difficult.
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There is no electricity, water, heat, almost no cellular communications in the city, and running out of food and water.
“Today, Russian fascists continue to bomb the city from planes. The residential sector at the intersection of Nakhimova Street and Italiiska Street was fired upon, and a strike was also carried out in the Savona cinema area. In addition, there are reports of shootings at the Mariupol State University building,” the statement reads. .
The Russian offensive poses the biggest threat to Mariupol’s 400,000 residents, who are currently trapped in the city.
“Therefore, the closing of the skies (no-fly) by NATO over Ukraine or the provision of the necessary air defense systems are solutions that can save hundreds of thousands of innocent lives across Ukraine,” the City Council said.