The relevant statement was made by Advisor to Mariupol Mayor Petro Andriushchenko on Telegram, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.
“When dismantling the rubble of an apartment block on Myru Avenue, about 200 bodies of victims were found in a basement with a high degree of decomposition,” Andriushchenko wrote.
In his words, as local residents refused to collect and pack the bodies of the dead, Russia’s Emergency Situations Ministry simply left corpses at the scene. As the rubble was partially dismantled, the stench can be felt all over the residential quarter.
In addition, as the so-called State Corporation Ritual from occupied Donetsk started to deal with funeral and exhumation services, the reburial of civilians who were buried in the yards of apartment blocks during hostilities actually suspended.
“For the ‘official’ free reburial, it is necessary to wait in line, bring the body of the deceased to a ‘morgue’ on your own, pretending that the body has just been found. Or, it is necessary to record a video, in which the applicant will say the deceased was killed by the Ukrainian Army. Due to such conditions, many corpses are left in bags on the street in the improvised ‘morgue’ near Metro (see the photo),” Andriushchenko noted.
According to Andriushchenko, Russian occupiers turned the city of Mariupol into a cemetery.
A reminder that the Russian armed aggression caused one of the worst humanitarian catastrophes in the city of Mariupol. Russian invaders were bombarding unarmed civilians and blocking the delivery of humanitarian aid. The city is now lying in ruins and has been left without power, water and gas supplies.
Photo: Petro Andriushchenko, Telegram
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