Destruction and death: Mariupol shown on drone video after a year of "liberation"
A year ago, on May 20, Mariupol came under the full control of the Russian occupiers. After exhausting battles, the Ukrainian military obeyed orders and surrendered their weapons, leaving the territory of the Azovstal plant.
The advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andriushchenko, showed online what the city occupied by the invaders looks like now. After the so-called Russian "liberation", the city turned into a wasteland with hundreds of destroyed and damaged buildings.
The occupiers managed to build a few faceless concrete boxes on the site of the destruction in a year to create a picture of the city's "restoration" for propaganda channels. However, in reality, the scale of destruction in Mariupol is critical.
"From a bird's eye view, you can see very clearly what the 'Russian world' brought to the city. Ruin and death. Deserts and spots of dismantling. Everything that still adorns Mariupol and masks the terrible truth - all this was made, planted and nurtured by Ukrainian Mariupol. A very simple and revealing difference in two worlds. Hold on, dear. It's coming. Soon," Andriushchenko wrote.
It should be noted that local authorities estimate the damage to the city caused by the destruction alone at $14.5 billion. Additionally, the city budget lost another $5 billion last year alone as a result of the complete destruction of the city's industry by Russia.
Earlier, it was reported that infectious diseases are spreading in Mariupol, caused by spontaneous trade. Thus, salmonellosis is spreading in the city. In all cases, the source of infection was chicken eggs.
As OBOZREVATEL previously reported, Russian Kadyrov's soldiers are attacking civilians in occupied Mariupol. In the settlements of Zaporizhzhia region, temporarily not controlled by Ukraine, the invaders are looting schools, taking even Russian textbooks.
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