On March 31, the German minister of foreign affairs, Annalena Baerbock, announced that Russia was ready to destroy the city of Mariupol if it could not capture it. Baerbock called on the Kremlin for humanity.
Today, Mariupol, home to 540.000 people, is home to just over 100.000. The rest were killed, abducted and taken abroad, missing or evacuated. Those who remain in Mariupol are unable to leave the city because Russia is shelling green corridors and shooting locals. Children, women, men, families, the elderly, veterans.
Today, the UN refugee agency has lost contact with its staff in Mariupol. "Some managed to get out. Some are in the city, and we cannot contact them at the moment. These are my colleagues," said the head of the agency, Filippo Grandi.
In an interview with CNN, Andriy Yermak, head of the president's office, said: "Ukraine needs to supply as many weapons as possible because our country pays a very high price every day, defending the values of a democratic world in the fight against the aggressor."