Mariupol Official Shows Destruction of City One Year After Russia's Invasion of Ukraine
Footage posted on social media by an aide to Mariupol’s exiled Ukrainian mayor shows the destruction of the city one year after Russia began its invasion of Ukraine.
The video was posted on Telegram by Petr Andryushchenko, and shows the ruins of Mariupol’s Drama Theater and what he called a “historic part of the city”.
“Symbols of the Mariupol massacre that began on February 24, 2022,” Andryushchenko captioned the post, according to a machine translation.
The UN has estimated that 90 percent of residential buildings have been damaged or destroyed in Mariupol, and that around 350,000 people have abandoned the city.
“We will rebuild Ukrainian Mariupol. As together we fight the enemy, so together we will build a new future for our city,” the Mariupol City Council said in a statement on its Telegram channel. Credit: Petr Andryushchenko via Storyful