Anniversary of the Mass Grave Under the Theatre in Mariupol  

by Roman Cheplyk
Thursday, March 16, 2023
Anniversary of the Mass Grave Under the Theatre in Mariupol   

A year ago, Russian occupiers threw a super-heavy bomb at more than 1.000 people, hiding in the theatre in Mariupol

Today in Ukraine honour the memory of the victims of Mariupol, whose souls will remain forever within the walls of the  Mariupol city’s drama theatre.

On 16 March 2022, a Russian fighter dropped a bomb on one of Mariupol's largest sanctuaries, in front of which was an inscription "Children" in Russian. At that time, there were about 1.000 people in the theatre. After the explosion, almost no one survived, and many got injured. This day became the first symbol of the cruelty of the Russian Federation and the heartbreaking cry of the Ukrainian ports of the city.

"Next to the building was the inscription "Children", which was impossible to overlook. Step by step, we are moving towards ensuring that the terrorist state is fully held to account for what it has done to our country and our people. We will not forgive a single life ruined by the occupiers. We remember all those whose lives were taken by Russian terror," said Volodymyr Zelenskyy on the tragedy's first anniversary.

On March 16, 2022, no one knew that such horrors would be committed by Russians every month, every week. Russian occupiers on a leash of the Kremlin have already destroyed many men, women, and children. In Kramatorsk. In Vinnytsia. In the Chasiv Yar. In Odesa. In Zaporizhzhia and Dnipro, and other cities in Ukraine.

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