According to Ukrinform, the Mariupol City Council reported this on Telegram.
"Today, the Russcist troops purposefully and cynically destroyed the Drama Theater in the heart of Mariupol. The plane dropped a bomb on the building where hundreds of peaceful residents of Mariupol were hiding. It is still impossible to assess the scale of this horrific and inhumane act, because the city's residential areas are still being shelled," the statement reads.
According to the statement, after the bombing, the central part of the theater and the entrance to the bomb shelter in the building were destroyed. Information about the victims is being clarified.
"It is impossible to find words that could describe the level of cruelty and cynicism with which the Russian occupiers are destroying the civilian population of the Ukrainian port city. Women, children, and the elderly remain a target for the enemy. These are completely unarmed peaceful people. It is obvious that the only goal of the Russian army is the genocide of the Ukrainian people," the City Council said.
The City Council stressed that no matter how much time passes, Ukrainians will never forgive a single victim, a single drop of blood that was shed because of this crazy war.
Earlier reports said that 2,187 residents of Mariupol were killed by Russian attacks as of March 13.