Zelenskyy: Russia is trying to cover up the killings of tens of thousands of civilians

Volodymyr ZelenskyyPhoto: Ukrainian Presidential Press Office via AP

New evidence shows that Russian forces have killed tens of thousands of civilians in Mariupol and then tried to cover up the killings, according to the President of Ukraine, Volodymyr Zelenskyy.

In his daily video address, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said that Ukraine had intercepted Russian talks on “how to hide the traces of its criminal acts.”

Before the weekend, satellite images showed what appear to be new mass graves in cities west and east of Mariupol.

Zelenskyy also said that Russia had established “filtration camps” near Mariupol for civilians trying to leave the besieged port city. He says those who survive these camps are sent to areas under Russian occupation or to Russia, and often as far away as Siberia or even further east in Russia. Many of them are children, Zelenskyy claimed.

He also said that he spoke with Britain’s Boris Johnson on Saturday about the situation in Mariupol and the general development of the war. Zelenskyy also said he promised to find and punish those responsible for the rocket attack on Odesa on Saturday. According to Ukrainian authorities, eight people were killed, including a three-year-old baby. In addition, 18 people are said to have been injured.

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1 Comment on "Zelenskyy: Russia is trying to cover up the killings of tens of thousands of civilians"

  1. Mariupol should have been declared an Open City (by Geneva) and surrendered (like Kherson essentially was) – not turned into an urban battleground by Kyiv, *guaranteeing* 1000s of innocent, “collateral” deaths … for propaganda.
    In their “filtration camps” the Russians have been checking those leaving to make sure they aren’t Azov.
    Deportations east are like what happened to the Eastern Poles in 1940-41. But how are those transported being treated by the Russian people in their destinations, assuming those aren’t concentration/labor camps? (I would think very sympathetically.)

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