Having failed to capture Mariupol, Russia made an ultimatum: from 1 to 3 p. m. to lay down their arms and surrender. This was announced in a video message by the representative of the Russian horde Mikhail Mizintsev.
“Guided by purely humane principles, today, April 19, 2022, in accordance with an earlier decision, from 2 p. m. by Moscow time, the Russian armed forces opened a humanitarian corridor for the withdrawal of Ukrainian servicemen and militants of nationalist formations who voluntarily laid down their arms,” Mikhail Mizintsev.
Of course, there is no humanitarian corridor. The Russians had used such vile tactics since the time of Ivan the Terrible when he took Kazan by deceit.
A fragment of an intercepted telephone conversation of a Russian who is now in Mariupol and is preparing for an attack on the Azovstal plant.
- We are waiting here for surprises from Russia.
- What kind?
- 300-ton. From the sky.
- Can you imagine what kind of explosion it will be?
- There will be horror. We were told to raze everything to the ground. They beat them, beat them, beat them, and beat out them.
- What about civilians?
- Everyone who wanted — left. Only patriots and "very smart" people remained. The lieutenant colonel told us that front-line planes will fly in. There, this plant is bombed with airstrikes. They turn him upside down. Lysychansk wipes off the face of the Earth for the third day. Everything will be destroyed, shattered. Nothing whole will remain. We are here about 4 kilometers from the plant, and I don’t know how far from Severodonetsk. The lieutenant colonel came and said that we will feel it ourselves when there is an explosion.
However, the Russians are either misinformed themselves or deceiving their compatriots: civilians are blocked in the city and die of starvation and Russian bombs.
“The Russians are ignoring Ukraine’s demands to provide a humanitarian corridor for hundreds of children, women, and the elderly, who have been hiding for more than a month from inhuman Russian bombardments in one of the Azovstal bunkers and are once again trying to use the lives of civilians for blackmail,” Anton Gerashchenko, deputy minister internal affairs of Ukraine.
Despite the promise of a temporary shutdown, an hour ago, the Russians dropped a super-heavy bomb on a hospital near Azovstal. Businessman Sergiy Taruta on his Facebook page, reports that there were about 300 people in the basement of the hospital: wounded soldiers, civilians, and children.
"According to my information, there are about 300 people under the rubble — among them children. In the surviving part of the hospital, defenders were wounded, and Mariupol residents with children were hiding," Sergiy Taruta.
At the same time, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andryushchenko, said that there were no more people at the bombardment points.
“Yes, Mariupol and, in particular, the Azovstal zone are under heavy bombardment. But no one has been hiding in the area around Azovstal for a long time, especially in the previously destroyed hospital building," Petro Andryushchenko.
False, cynical, and cruel Russia hides behind the words "guided by purely humane principles." We are sure that representatives of the Russian army and its leadership do not know what humane principles are and how to apply them.