Garbage piles mount on Mariupol streets

Garbage piles mount on Mariupol streets

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Garbage piles mount on Mariupol streets despite the occupiers' assurances that the city is being cleaned up.

"As the occupation authorities of Mariupol stated, the epidemiological situation is under control. The rubble was cleared away. Garbage was removed from the streets. The sea is clean. But it’s not for sure," Petro Andriushchenko, adviser to Mariupol mayor, wrote ironically on Telegram.

To prove the lies of the invaders, he published a video taken by a city resident. It shows mountains of garbage, stretching along the roadside.

"This is what a walk along any street in any part of the city looks like," Andriushchenko commented.

Mariupol experiences one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes caused by Russia's aggression. The city was almost completely destroyed by enemy shelling.

Currently, Mariupol has no normal power, water and gas supplies. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, up to 22,000 civilians have died in the city. Today, more than 100,000 people stay in the blocked city. There is a threat of environmental and epidemic disasters.

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