A spokesman for the Naval Forces of the AFU, Dmytro Pletenchuk, said that the Russian Federation continues to change Mariupol. Now, Russians dredge the seabed of ports in the Azov sea to have the ability to take out stolen grain, coal and other things from the occupied territories of Ukraine. Destination — Rostov on the Don region. Notably, Russia announced its decision to deepen the sea back in 2017: Russian propaganda channels spread disinformation about Ukraine's decision to deepen the Azov sea for the NATO Navy.
"I believe that this is more connected with civilian shipping. Because if we are talking about the logistics of the military, for this, they (Russians — ed.) have large amphibious ships that do not require great depth, which can actually go ashore, and they have about 8 such units. Therefore, in principle, nevertheless, this is connected precisely with the need to continue to export the loot from Ukrainian territories," Dmytro Pletenchuk.
In addition to theft, Russia resorts to destroying an entire water area. After all, the artificial deepening of the Azov sea changes its level and poses a threat to the lives of some types of marine inhabitants. Let us remind you that for 1.7 years of the full-scale war of the Russian Federation in Ukraine, the deaths of dolphins, fish and the destruction of all life that was in the Kakhovka reservoir have been repeatedly recorded. Changes in one sea bring changes in all others because the Azov sea is connected with the Black sea, the sea of Marmara, the Aegean, the Mediterranean, and even the Atlantic ocean.
Earlier, Russians in Mariupol destroyed the last Ukrainian mural on the surviving house.