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The New Babyn Yar: Russians have likely buried up to 9,000 Mariupol citizens in Manhush

Thursday, 21 April 2022, 21:31
The New Babyn Yar: Russians have likely buried up to 9,000 Mariupol citizens in Manhush

Svitlana Kizilova – Thursday, 21 April 2022, 21:31

Satellite images show a mass grave in Manhush, a village occupied by Russian troops and located less than 20 km away from Mariupol. Up to 9,000 Mariupol citizens may be buried there.

Source: Mariupol City Council on Telegram

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Details: An analogous satellite image of Bucha, where a mass grave containing 70 civilians has been found, suggests that the Russian occupiers may have buried between 3,000 and 9,000 Mariupol citizens in Manhush. The size of the mass grave in Manhush is 20 times that of the one in Bucha, according to the Maxar Technologies satellite image from 9 April.

The Russians dug new trenches on the outskirts of Mariupol and filled them with bodies on each day in April. Mariupol City Council sources report that in such graves, the bodies are placed one on top of the other.

Conservative estimates put the number of civilians killed by the Russian army in Mariupol at 22,000.

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According to Vadym Boichenko, Mayor of Mariupol: "The gravest war crime of the 21st century has been committed in Mariupol. This is the new Babyn Yar. Hitler killed Jews, Roma people and Slavs back then. Right now, Putin is destroying the Ukrainian people. He has already killed tens of thousands of civilians in Mariupol. This demands a powerful reaction from the entire civilised world. We need to do whatever it takes to stop the genocide."

Background: Russian occupying troops dug several mass graves in the village of Manhush; they are using trucks to transport the bodies of murdered Mariupol residents there.

By mid-March, Mariupol municipal services had buried nearly 5,000 people all across Mariupol and on its outskirts.

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