Many of the dead in Mariupol began to be picked up by troops fighting in the city.
Troops backed by the Russians gathered corpses in the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Monday (April 4th).
The bodies of the locals and what appeared to be Ukrainian soldiers were lifted from the ground and taken out of the buildings before being loaded onto vans and taken to the morgue, witnesses told Reuters.
A resident of the area, whose mother was killed, said he was planting tulips to lift his spirits.
The dead in Mariupol are now being held by Russian troops fighting there against Ukrainian forces
“What else should I do now, lie down and wait? We already have someone lying there. He is waiting to be lifted, “she said.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said on Tuesday (April 5th) that Ukraine’s efforts to repel Russian troops from Mariupol are facing difficulties.
In a televised interview with local media, Zelenski said the military situation in the southern port city was “very difficult.”
Some of the traumatized residents fleeing the besieged Ukrainian city of Mariupol arrived in Zaporizhzhia on Tuesday (March 29th) and found food and shelter in a supermarket that is temporarily used as a refugee center.
Carrying everything they could, the people spoke excitedly about what they had witnessed and how they had managed to escape the besieged city.
Mariupol, destroyed by bombing
Olga Hadzhynova, a 32-year-old wife and mother, began to cry when she spoke of her missing husband.
“I am now in Zaporizhzhia, alone with four children, without money. I don’t know what to do next. I hope we find him, my husband. Maybe she’ll get a mobile connection. “I don’t know how to live without my husband,” she said.
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