The Russians Did Not Destroy Mariupol and Destinies of People

by Olha Povaliaieva
Friday, May 20, 2022
The Russians Did Not Destroy Mariupol and Destinies of People

The Russian side is acting to clear itself of guilt for thousands of deaths and the ruined city

Mayor Mariupol’s advisor Petro Andriushchenko said the Russian military is conducting a provocation in the city. The occupiers are trying to convince the people that they are ready to pay compensation for the destruction of property. The soldiers will not admit their guilt. They want the occupied forces of Mariupol to sign a document defaming the Ukrainian army, in particular the Azov regiment.

The Russian Federation announced the beginning of registration of applications of residents of Mariupol, who lost housing or relatives due to the Ukrainian forces.

"Was destroyed by the Ukrainian army" — the obligatory comment Ukrainians must necessarily write in a statement.

According to Petro Andriushchenko, there were cases of denial of compensation in the absence of a charge against Ukraine.

The deputy also notes that tens of thousands of Mariupol citizens are depressed. They want to have a roof and walls, water and food, and heat, so they believe the occupiers and file applications. Ukrainian testimonies can then be used to influence international opinion and strengthen anti-Ukrainian sentiments in Russia and the occupied regions. 

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