The Ukrainian authorities denounced this Saturday.Russian forces have attacked a mosque in Mariupol, where eighty people were hiding.There are currently no records of victims.
At least one shell struck the Mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Great. Turkish citizens were among the refugees, according to the Embassy of Ukraine at Turkey’s Twitter account.
Mariúpol is right now one of the great fronts of the war caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and the scene of a new attempt this Saturday to open humanitarian corridors to get the population out.
International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), confirmed that the failed second attempt to evacuate civilians from the city was due to the absence of a “detailed” and functional agreement between the parties to the conflict. This included the Ukrainian forces defending the city, and the militias of the pro-Russian Donetsk republic.
“All the bridges and accesses to the city have been destroyed, the main roads have been mined by the (Ukrainian) nationalists and armed men You can open fire in the streets indiscriminately.Mikhail Mizintsev from the Russian National Defense Control Center stated that this is forcing the civilian population into their homes.
The Donetsk Press Service confirmed that there is still an average of 200 evacuees each day. “From 8:00 a.m. on March 11 to 8:00 a.m. on March 12, 217 people, including 25 children, were evacuated from Mariupol and the settlements of its suburban area to Bezymennoe, in the Novoazovsky district”,According to Interfax, the note that was published Saturday by the separatists and collected by them was approximately 400,000. The city is home to approximately 400,000 people.
Russia has repeatedly condemned the presence of ultra-right Ukrainian militias, which have been boycotting its efforts to defuse this situation since the beginning of the siege.
On the other hand, and in a message published on its Telegram account, the Mariúpol City Council has assured that more than 1,500 residents of the city have died as a result of the twelve days of Russian attacks on the city.
According to the City Council, “1,582 civilians from Mariupol were killed during the 12-day blockade and the ruthless bombardment of residential areas.”