A leaked radio dispatch has shed a horrifying new light on the violence surrounding Mariupol, as a commander orders his troops to ‘take them all out’ in a village near the stricken city. surround
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A Russian commander is reported to have shouted for his soldiers to “take down” all the civilians in a Ukrainian village near Mariupol.
A leaked radio dispatch is intercepted by ‘s Security Service Ukraine (SBU) captured the sound of an unidentified Russian army detailing the locations of nearby non-combatants.
His commander, who was also not named, could then be heard ordering his subordinates to “get them all out”.
The soldier later clarified that two men were seen emerging from a grove of trees wearing “civilian clothes” – but this information did not change the commander’s orders.
“Turn it all off, f***!” he could be heard screaming.
The morale of the Russian soldiers appeared to be running low in the leaked audio, with one soldier complaining that they were hopelessly outnumbering the Ukrainians.
“Their group has 150,000 soldiers and there are 3,000 of us… They’re on the left, on the right, surrounding us, f***!” he can be heard.
“There’s a lot of them and very few of us. We don’t have any support, no aviation, no anything!'”
Ukraine says it can hear a lot of Russian communications because its military still relies on relatively sophisticated technology or even walkie-talkies.
The horrifying sound sheds new light on the merciless violence inflicted on the people of Ukraine since then Russia invasion on 24 February.
Mariupol, a port city located in the southeast between Crimea and the Donbas region, was one of the central targets of Russian aggression with 90% of the city’s infrastructure believed to have been destroyed in the wars. air strikes in recent weeks.
It had a population of about 400,000 before the war, and about 300,000 are still trapped in the now besieged city, although other estimates put the number between 100,000 and 200,000.
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Up to 5,000 people are thought to have been killed in Mariupol since the shelling began, with many deaths attributed to starvation after the city’s water and electricity supply was cut.
On March 20, the Russian military brutally bombed an art school that was sheltering 400 women, children and the elderly, ignoring the word “children” scrawled on the ground outside. .
A local woman said the bodies of those killed were being buried in sand pits in the city’s kindergartens because it was softer and easier to dig quickly between air strikes.
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“I see so many bodies, no one can pick them all up,” she told the Independent after fleeing to the city of Zaporizhzhia, 200km north of Mariupol.
“People are burying them in sand pits on top of each other.”
Ukrainian security officials claim Russia is preparing a “false flag” attack on Mariupol, which they will use to blame Ukrainian soldiers for acts against their own people.
“The main task of Russian propaganda today is to divert the attention of the audience, both internationally and domestically, as much as possible,” the SBU said.
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“According to available data, the occupiers are preparing a large-scale forgery: They intend to collect the bodies of Mariupol residents killed by the Russians themselves, and present them as daily victims. series of the Ukrainian army.
“For this reason, there have recently been erroneous claims that the Ukrainians use peaceful inhabitants as human shields.”
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky said of the attacks on Mariupol: “To accomplish this for a peaceful city … is a horror that will be remembered for centuries to come.”
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