What’s happening in Mariupol…
is at the very least an attempt at genocide, and may yet become one entirely. 400,000 civilians are surrounded by Russian forces, have little to no food and water left, and are under constant assault by Russian bombs and artillery. The people cannot get supplies and all attempts to open humanitarian corridors out of the city have been crushed by Russian aggression. This article at the Guardian has before/after photo pairs that let you see the destruction around Mariupol. I do not want the US and NATO to go to war with Russia, but something must be done about the situation in Mariupol and other besieged Ukranian cities.
"Children comforted by soldiers who are barely adults."@mattfrei reports on the aftermath of the Mariupol women and children's hospital attack, as Kyiv braces for further Russian strikes. pic.twitter.com/ItBk1jmnNt
— Channel 4 News (@Channel4News) March 10, 2022
Our colleague Sasha is in #Mariupol right now.
It's tough to hear what he describes.
It's even tougher to imagine how people are managing to survive. pic.twitter.com/LAeBknHccx
— ICRC (@ICRC) March 10, 2022