The facts of Putin’s war crimes are rapidly growing: occupants shoot at civilians and kill activists that are helping the community. The Russian army is breaching previous agreements to cease fire and don’t allow evacuating people and bringing humanitarian aid.
During the evacuation of civilians in Irpin, Kyiv region, the Russian occupiers killed eight people, among who was the family of four.
“The family died … this shell hit, and in front of my eyes two small children and two adults died … A total of eight people died … Peaceful people! Monsters! It can’t be that way!” – the mayor of Irpin Alexander Markushin said.
The city of Irpin remains deprived of electricity, water and heat for more than three days, there is no food and water delivery, the occupiers forbade the townspeople to leave their houses.
A similar situation is in Bucha, which has been under shelling mostly by the Kadyrovtsy, a paramilitary organization from Chechnya, since the beginning of the full-scale war. According to locals, civilians are killed right in the yards. People are hiding in basements. There is almost no communication with them because there is no electricity in the city. It’s also stated that the Kadyrovtsy injured a mayor of Bucha and on March 5, in the Zaporizhia region, they fired at a Ukrposhta car from a tank and run over the car. A man and a woman died on the spot, they were delivering pensions to the elderly.
Russian invaders also killed the mayor of Hostomel Yuri Prilipko and two of his comrades while they were distributing humanitarian aid. Previously, Prilipko refused to collaborate with occupants. The Hostomel Council has confirmed the reports on Facebook.
“The head of the Hostomel community, Yuriy Ilyich Prylypko, was killed while handing out bread to the hungry and medicine to the sick, comforting the burnt and consoling the desperate. For this, the occupiers shot him dead, along with his comrades-in-arms Ruslan Karpenko and Ivan Zoria,” the statement said.
Russian forces resumed shelling Volnovakha after the agreement of localized cease-fires, according to Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk. Fighting was also taking place along a route meant to serve as a humanitarian corridor to evacuate some 200,000 people from the nearby port city of Mariupol.
“Mariupol has been under blockade for several days, there has been continuous shelling of housing estates for 6 days, infrastructure is being destroyed, many are injured, many people we will not see again.”. – said the Mayor of Mariupol Vadym Boychenko on Ukrainian television.
“We call on the international community — states and international organizations — to condemn Russia’s gross violation of the agreements on the opening of humanitarian corridors,” the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry Dmytro Kuleba said.