Russia killed 10,000 civilians in Mariupol alone, mayor says


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The Russian army has killed 10,000 Ukrainian civilians in the city of Mariupol alone, the city’s mayor said on Monday.

Mayor Vadym Boychenko spoke to The Associated Press by phone on Monday, saying bodies of civilians “lined” the streets. Boychenko also alleged that the Russians brought in mobile crematoriums to dispose of bodies and conceal deaths.

Mariupol has seen some of the heaviest fighting in Ukraine since Russia began its invasion in late February. The city has faced near-constant bombardment and is now largely unrecognizable.

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Boychenko’s announcement is a sharp increase over previous estimates of civilian deaths by city officials, which put the death toll at 5,000.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Monday that the city “is destroyed”.

“Tens of thousands of people [are] dead, but the Russians continue the military operation,” he added.

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On Friday, a woman drags her bags past homes damaged in fighting in Mariupol.
(AP/Alexei Alexandrov)

Zelenskyy made the statement during a speech to South Korean lawmakers.

President Joe Biden has condemned Russian President Vladimir Putin as a “war criminal” for his actions in Ukraine.

The United States and NATO have also condemned Russia’s apparent war crimes in Bucha, Ukrainea small town outside the capital of kyiv.

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WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE: Cemetery workers transport the corpse of a man from a mass grave to be identified at a morgue in Bucha on Sunday.

WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE: Cemetery workers transport the corpse of a man from a mass grave to be identified at a morgue in Bucha on Sunday.
(AP/Rodrigo Abd)

Disturbing images showed mass graves filled with the bodies of civilians. Russian military forces made no attempt to conceal their actions during their withdrawal, with many non-combatants lying dead in the streets with their hands tied behind their backs.

“This guy is brutal,” Biden said last week. “What’s happening in Bucha is outrageous and everyone has seen it – I think it’s a war crime.”

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Biden then called for a “genuine war crimes trial” for Putin. He nevertheless disagreed with Zelenskyy’s description of Russia’s treatment of civilians as “genocide”.

“No, I think it’s a war crime,” Biden told reporters when asked about Zelenskyy’s comments.


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