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Residents of Mariupol are deported to Russia and driven to the port - the mayor's adviser

Monday, 25 April 2022, 15:34


On 24 April, while Orthodox Christians were celebrating Easter, the Russians deported residents from the besieged city of Mariupol to Russia - a total of 149 people, including 23 children.

Source: Adviser to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko


Quote: "On Easter Sunday, the occupiers deported 149 people from Mariupol to Russia, 23 of them children. All disruptions of the actual evacuation to Ukraine lead to increased deportation of Mariupol residents.

In fact, the occupiers are making no secret of their intentions: to limit the population of Mariupol, to settle residents mainly in the seaport to provide its services.

From the very beginning, we emphasised that the only and main goal of control over Mariupol is access to the port, which is the deepest in the Azov Sea. And then setting up a military base there. All this would be served by a limited number of people. Now we see this trend is being confirmed and implemented. "


Details: Andriushchenko also called [Russian] "humanitarian aid" a cynical handout to Mariupol residents.

"There are about 100,000 people left in the city. Official reports from the occupiers' satellites say that … 5,650 food kits were distributed yesterday, during the Easter holiday. This is one set for 17.7 people. But what shows the terrible level of cynicism is the 140 children's kits," said Andriushchenko.