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Government estimates: Almost 5,000 people killed in Mariupol, 170,000 remain under siege

Monday, 28 March 2022, 16:25
Government estimates: Almost 5,000 people killed in Mariupol, 170,000 remain under siege

Olena Roshchina – Monday, 28 March 2022, 16:25

150,000 people have been evacuated from Mariupol since the beginning of the blockade, but 170,000 more people remain in the besieged city. According to preliminary estimates, nearly 5,000 people have been killed.

Source: Mariupol statistics, provided by the authorities, as of 27 March 2022

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Details: The city of Mariupol has been under siege for 28 days, since 1 March.

According to a government estimate, as of 27 March nearly 5,000 people have been killed, including 210 children. It is currently impossible to establish the exact number of victims.

140,000 Mariupol residents left this coastal city before the Russian siege began.

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Since the beginning of the Russian blockade, 150,000 have been evacuated: 71,235 left for the city of Zaporizhzhia, others to the surrounding towns and villages.

170,000 people remain under siege.

30,000 people have been deported by the Russian troops, forcefully taken to the occupied territories in the east of Ukraine or to Russia.

As of 27 March, the number of damaged or destroyed buildings is as follows:

  • High-rise apartment buildings: 2,340 damaged (90%), including 1,560 (60%) that wer hit directly by missiles, bombs, or artillery, and 1,040 (40%) that have been completely destroyed.
  • Private housing: 61,200 damaged (90%), including 40,800 (60%) that have been directly hit by missiles, bombs, or artillery, and 27,200 (40%) that have been completely destroyed.
  • Hospitals: 7 (90%) damaged, including 3 (40%) that have been completely destroyed.
  • Outpatient health centres: 4 (90%) damaged, including 1 (40%) that has been destroyed.
  • Maternity hospitals: 3 (100%) damaged, including 1 (40%) that has been completely destroyed.
  • Higher education establishments: 7 (90%) damaged, including 3 (40%) that have been destroyed.
  • Schools: 57 (90%) damaged, including 23 (40%) that have been destroyed.
  • Kindergartens: 70 (90%) damaged, including 28 (40%) that have been destroyed.
  • 2 manufacturing plants, 1 port, and 3,057 military bases have also been damaged.

Background: On 28 March, Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol, said that all residents of Mariupol have to be evacuated. According to government estimates, around 160,000 people remain in the city.

There are no surviving houses, no water, food, heat, electricity, gas and communications in the city.


Read also: "Mama, why is there a war?" How Masha's family with three children survived and left Mariupol

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