DESPERATE families are burying the dead in mass graves and scrambling for leftovers in a city besieged by Vladimir Putin’s ruthless war machine.
Hundreds of thousands out of half a million civilians were besieged at the port Mariupol has no food, water, heat, electricity, or medical careRed Cross officials warned.
Autocratic Putin refused to allow aid convoys to pass and shops were looted. Parents who had struggled with constant bombardment and bone-chilling temperatures were now faced with a nightmare. watch their children starve.
Details became scarce as phone lines were cut and masts were stuck for days. But Red Cross worker Sasha Volkov managed to receive a message by satellite phone.
“All the shops and pharmacies were looted four to five days ago,” he said. Some people still have food but I’m not sure how long it will last.
“Many people said there was no food for children. People started attacking each other for food.”
What did The Sun say yesterday? The invaders even carried out an air raid on the hospital’s maternity unit – kills at least three people, including an infant.
Hospitals are only partially functioning when the city council sends them fuel rations. They have running out of cancer drugs, pain relievers and insulin for diabetics and low blood supply.
A devastating explosion in the Arctic sent temperatures possibly below 12 degrees Celsius last night and is not expected to exceed freezing until Monday.
The epidemic is raging all over the bomb shelters like families huddled day and night in humid, crowded conditions no tap water for toilet.
“Many of us are already starting to get sick from the humidity and cold,” Mr. We tried to achieve as much hygiene standards as we could, but it wasn’t always possible.”
He said more than 65 people – employees, neighbors and their families – were crammed in Red Cross office. Only mothers and babies can get into its bunker to sleep.
Children over 12 must take their chances with adults.
The building’s generator operates four hours a day, allowing people to charge their phones to use as torches.
Yulia Karaulen, who had left Mariupol on a business trip a few days before the war began, had only a brief phone call with her husband and 10-year-old daughter.
Speak from one refugee camp, she told The Sun: “My daughter said she loved me. My husband said everyone was going to die.”
Footage of dozens of bodies dumped in trenches emerged yesterday as officials said it was too dangerous to dig individual graves due to the heavy shelling.
Ukrainian MP Dmytro Gurin said his elderly parents were stuck in the city, melting snow to drink. “Please understand that this is not a shelter with light, water and toilets,” he said. It is a basement with nothing at all.
“This is not war anymore. This is not army against army. It is Russia against humanity.”
Minister of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom James Heappey Labels War Crime Attack Baby Unit.
Mariupol deputy mayor Sergei Orlov stressed that the Russian military knew exactly what their targets were – adding that this was the third time they had attacked a medical facility, after attacking a blood bank and a medical facility. Covid.
Councilor Petro Andriushchenko said: “The city is really covered in blood.”
He said at least 3,000 infants and 50,000 children were trapped in the city, while the left bank district – home to 135,000 people – was “no longer alive” after nine days of relentless shelling.
“They could all die now from dehydration, starvation, or direct military aggression,” he warned.
He warned that 1,200 people had died in the siege, and countless others were unidentified in the rubble.
He continued: “It was unbearable pain. Pain all day.
“Humanity has not invented a word to describe what happened to the Ukrainian citizens in Mariupol. All this pain will turn into anger – deadly hatred for the Russian people.
“You can destroy walls, you can try to kill everyone. But you cannot destroy the spirit of Mariupol. Mariupol will take revenge”.
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