Reports of Russia using mobile crematoriums in Mariupol to hide their massacres
Mariupol’s City Council issued a grave statement on Telegram that Russia has begun using mobile crematoriums to erase evidence of its war crimes. The Council warns that Russia’s special brigades collect and burn the bodies of murdered residents. Tens of thousands of civilians may have been killed in Mariupol, it added.
This comes after revelations this weekend of the massacres, executions, mass rapes, and torture that Russia committed in Bucha and several other cities. Mariupol has been under siege for over a month with residents trapped under heavy shelling with no food, water, electricity, heat, or medicine. There were reports of thousands of Ukrainians being kidnapped and sent to Russia into “filtration camps” that are very reminiscent of Soviet gulags. We are watching genocide occurring across Ukraine and the world must do more to stop this.
This is the statement from Mariupol’s City Council on Telegram
The killers are covering their tracks. Russian mobile crematoria have started operating in Mariupol. After the widespread international genocide in Bucha, Russia's top leadership ordered the destruction of any evidence of crimes committed by its army in Mariupol. One week ago, cautious estimates put the death toll at 5,000. But given the size of the city, catastrophic destruction, the duration of the blockade and fierce resistance, tens of thousands of civilians from Mariupol could fall victim to the occupiers. That is why Russia is in no hurry to give the green light to the Turkish mission and other initiatives to save and fully evacuate Mariupol. In addition, all potential witnesses to the occupiers' atrocities are being identified through filtration camps and destroyed.
The Russians left all the dirty work to the collaborators. Eyewitnesses report that the racists recruited local and DNR terrorists to special brigades. They collect and burn the bodies of Mariupol residents murdered and killed as a result of the Russian invasion. The work of these groups is directly coordinated by the self-proclaimed mayor-collaborator Kostiantyn Ivashchenko. For many years he and his associates repeatedly tried to seize power, and now he managed to be the director of the Mariupol crematorium.
"The world has not seen the scale of the tragedy in Mariupol since the Nazi concentration camps. The racists turned our whole city into a death camp. Unfortunately, the eerie analogy is gaining more and more confirmation. This is no longer Chechnya or Aleppo. This is the new Auschwitz and Maidanek. The world should help punish Putin's villains, "said Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko.