The Destroy MariupolThe city, under Russian siege for 16 days, said on Thursday that it was “enormous” and that an estimated 80% of homes had been destroyed, while 30,000 people had managed to flee the Ukrainian city in the past two days by their own means. Thursday (17).
“According to preliminary estimates, about 80% of the city’s houses have been destroyed, and almost 30% of them cannot be returned. The situation in Mariupol is critical,” the city wrote on its Telegram channel.
The authorities said the city has been under lockdown for 16 days and that more than 350,000 Mariupol residents are still hiding in warehouses and basements “in the face of constant bombardment by the Russian occupying forces” who have dropped an average of “50 to 100 bombs”. Airlines of the day.”
In the past two days, residents of Mariupol began to evacuate the city by private transport to Berdyansk and Zaporizhzhya, after opening a pass.
“In total, about 6,500 cars left the besieged Mariupol. In all, about 30 thousand people left in their own transport,” he said.
Separately, the city government has clarified that there is still no information about possible losses from Russian bombing, on Wednesday (16), on a theater in the cityWhere more than a thousand women and children took refuge and turned to rubble. It is believed that the shelter of the building from the bombs withstood the attack.
The city almost lacks water, medicine or basic foodstuffs, and is without gas or electricity due to the bombing.
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