A shocking video filmed by the mayor of the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv shows the destruction and slaughter in the city while warning that cemeteries can’t keep up with all the bodies
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A Ukrainian mayor has warned his cemeteries can no longer handle the dead as the city is left “in utter slaughter” by the Russian invasion.
Chernihiv mayor Vladyslaw Atroshenko said in a new video that the city’s cemeteries were overflowing with the dead.
In the video Atroshenko filmed, he says they have refrigerated trucks full of corpses and that they were forced to excavate old cemeteries to bury the newly deceased.
As he speaks, he drives through the ruins of the northern Ukrainian city, offering a chilling glimpse into the reality of so many still stuck in Ukraine.
CNN verified the video originally posted on Telegram.
The mayor said: “The city cemetery cannot accommodate all the dead, so we are keeping people in morgues and refrigerators longer than normal.
“We bury people in the old cemeteries that haven’t been used for a while.”
In addition, he shows the burning buildings and ruins and rubble of his former city.
He drove on Shevchenka Street in the east of the city while showing destroyed billboards and houses with blown-off roofs or collapsed walls.
He added: “There was direct beating here. There’s a tractor on fire over there. We are in the combat zone right now.”
“Look at these neighborhoods. You are completely destroyed. You can clearly see that complete carnage has been unleashed here.”
The continued bombing of Ukrainian cities is seen by many as a change in tactics after the invasion failed to capture the country’s urban centers.
Rather than conquer it, Moscow seems intent on pursuing Grozny-style bombings that infamously leveled the capital Chenynan.
The Kremlin only turned to this after failing to pull off a “blitz invasion” in which it reportedly attempted to take Ukraine and Kyiv in a matter of days.
But instead of deposing the government, Russia is now negotiating with it.
Speaking to CNN, the analyst said that Russia resorted to this “medieval siege method of simply destroying cities” because its army was struggling to operate after suffering such heavy losses.
This came after NATO estimated that 15,000 Russian soldiers were already dead, but others argued that as many as 30,000 to 40,000 could be dead, injured or missing in action.
That’s a sizable chunk of the estimated 150,000 Russian soldiers originally stationed at the border.
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There have also been more deaths in one month than Russia has suffered in over a decade of fighting in Afghanistan.
As Russia’s invasion sputters and struggles, one of its architects, Sergei Shoigu, has not been seen in public for nearly two weeks.
Sources close to him told the investigative news agency Agentstvo that he had previously had “heart problems”.
But today the Kremlin said the top Kremlin official and once close Putin ally was simply “busy on his ears” and too busy to attend to the media.
During the first few weeks of the invasion, Shoigu made a number of media appearances and spoke frequently.
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