Ukrainian city Mariupol ‘doesn’t exist anymore’ after Russian army razed it to ground, official says

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Ukraine’s southern port city of Mariupol has been razed to the ground as Russian forces make "desperate" attempts to finish taking the city "at any cost," Ukraine Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Sunday.


Kuleba appeared on CBS' "Face the Nation" and described how the situation in Mariupol is "dire militarily" and "heartbreaking" after seven weeks under siege at the hands of the Russian army.


"The city doesn’t exist anymore," Kuleba said, adding that Ukrainian forces and a large group of civilians in the port city are encircled by Moscow's forces. "They continue their struggle, but it seems from the way the Russian army behaves in Mariupol, they decided to raze the city to the ground at any cost."


The relentless bombardment and street fighting in Mariupol have left much of the city in rubble and killed at least 21,000 people, by the Ukrainians' estimate. A maternity hospital was hit by a lethal Russian airstrike in the opening weeks of the war, and about 300 people were reported killed in the bombing of a theater where civilians were taking shelter.

The siege of Mariupol has left an estimated 100,000 citizens, who remain out of a prewar population of 450,000, trapped without food, water, heat or electricity.
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The Russian military estimated that 2,500 Ukrainian fighters were holding out at a hulking steel plant with a warren of underground passageways in the last pocket of resistance in Mariupol.

A building damaged during fighting is seen in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 13, 2022.

A building damaged during fighting is seen in Mariupol, Ukraine, on April 13, 2022. (AP Photo/Alexei Alexandrov, File)
While Moscow set a midday surrender-or-die deadline for Mariupol on Sunday, Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy told Ukrainian journalists that the fall of Mariupol could end any attempt at a negotiated peace.

"The destruction of all our guys in Mariupol – what they are doing now – can put an end to any format of negotiations," Zelenskyy said.

Kuleba confirmed Sunday that while an expert-level negotiating team is in contact with Moscow, "no high-level talks are taking place" at the foreign ministry level.

 
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Unfortunately Mariupol was where the neo Nazi brigades were active.
Yeah…well it’s pretty well known that Putin supports and employs plenty of Nazi and white supremacist groups (Wagner/ RIM) so that’s not a viable reason. Especially since, once again, he’s targeted pregnant women and non-military citizenry.
 
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Yeah…well it’s pretty well known that Putin supports and employs plenty of Nazi and white supremacist groups (Wagner/ RIM) so that’s not a viable reason. Especially since, once again, he’s targeted pregnant women and non-military citizenry.
The Nazi's in Mariupol have been doing that to the people of the Donbass for 8 years and you didn't say shit. You probably don't know that they've been executing people trying to take humanitarian corridors to flee the cities of Ukraine either.
 

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I've provided sources, going back as far as 2008, laying out Ukraine's ultranationalist neo-nazi problem. In fact you could trace it all the way back to the Bandarites of WWII.
Ok…but Putin loves him some Nazis…all the way back to using them to help annex Crimea. So, it’s a dumb false bullshit excuse to invade Ukraine.
 
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The Nazi's in Mariupol have been doing that to the people of the Donbass for 8 years and you didn't say shit. You probably don't know that they've been executing people trying to take humanitarian corridors to flee the cities of Ukraine either.
So, you’re against what Russia is doing then, right? Russia is doing all kinds of evil shit. Correct?
 
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So, you’re against what Russia is doing then, right? Russia is doing all kinds of evil shit. Correct?
I've said from the beginning that is a turf war between rival Mafia outfits and the people of the Ukraine are paying the price. You however are helping enable and prolong the war by cheering on Ukraine (who will not win) and supporting the Wests efforts to arm Ukraine and prolong the war in an effort to weaken Russia.
 

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I've said from the beginning that is a turf war between rival Mafia outfits and the people of the Ukraine are paying the price. You however are helping enable and prolong the war by cheering on Ukraine (who will not win) and supporting the Wests efforts to arm Ukraine and prolong the war in an effort to weaken Russia.
Nope. Just pointing out that Russia is evil and doing evil shit to non military citizens. You keep condoning their actions, which is insane.
 

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No I haven't, but then again neither getting factual information nor telling the truth seem to be your forte.
All I’ve said is that Russia/ Putin is pro-Nazi when it suits them so “Ukraine has Nazis” is a bull shit excuse for them to attack women and children. What isn’t factual?
 
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I've said from the beginning that is a turf war between rival Mafia outfits and the people of the Ukraine are paying the price. You however are helping enable and prolong the war by cheering on Ukraine (who will not win) and supporting the Wests efforts to arm Ukraine and prolong the war in an effort to weaken Russia.
DIAF
 
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I'll give this little warrior one thing...he's uniting HROT. It takes a 'uuuuuuuuuge piece of shit to do it amongst all the pieces of shit on this board, but he's knocking it out of the park. Nice job you cute little Ruskie, nice job.
Telling the truth isn't popular. Then again, IDGAF about being popular on here.
 

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Russian trolls should be banned. They aren’t entitled to the First Amendment because they don’t believe in it anyway.
 
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