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100,000 civilians trapped in Mariupol with no food, no water, and 'constant bombing' - Ukraine president

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Civilians trapped in Mariupol are evacuated on March 20, 2022. Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Civilians trapped in Mariupol are evacuated on March 20, 2022. Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

  • Ukraine's president said around 100,000 people are trapped in Mariupol in a "complete blockade."
  • He said they had "No food, no water, no medicine. Under constant shelling, under constant bombing."
  • The city has been hit by Russia's harshest attacks, including on shelters and a maternity hospital.
  • Around 100,000 civilians remained trapped in the city of Mariupol without food, water, and electricity, Ukraine's president said.
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Volodymyr Zelenskyy said in a speech posted Tuesday on his Telegram channel: "As of today, there are about 100,000 people in the city, in inhumane conditions, in a complete blockade."

"No food, no water, no medicine. Under constant shelling, under constant bombing."

He said that almost all efforts to get civilians out of the port city have been affected by Russian troops, "by shelling or deliberate terror."

Mariupol, in the south east of the country, has faced some of the most brutal attacks during Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Some resident shave been stuck there for weeks, as homes, schools, and a maternity hospital have been destroyed.

Russian forces bombed a movie theater in the city that was being used to shelter more than 1,000 civilians and that had the word "CHILDREN" written outside of it in Russian.

People are also being buried in mass graves in the city as morgues ran out of space.



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