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Long queues for food and devastated residential areas: New satellite images show heavily besieged Mariupol |  Abroad

Long queues for food and devastated residential areas: New satellite images show heavily besieged Mariupol | Abroad

The photographs show the massive damage to residential buildings, homes and infrastructure. It was caused by Russian artillery and air strikes. But the problems Ukrainians face with regard to food and water shortages are also becoming apparent. There are very long queues in front of a supermarket in Mariupol.

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Long queues for a supermarket in Mariupol

Long queues for a supermarket in Mariupol

Damage in the residential area: before and after

Damage to residential areas in Mariupol is visible in the satellite images below before and after the outbreak of the war.

Mariupol before the start of the war

Mariupol before the start of the war

Mariupol now

Mariupol now

Residential buildings and other residential houses in Mariupol were also subjected to heavy fire from the Russian army. You can see how the apartments have completely collapsed and some houses have caught fire.

severely destroyed Mariupol from above

severely destroyed Mariupol from above

Most affected Mariupol

At least 5,000 people have been killed in Mariupol in recent weeks, according to Ukrainian government officials. It could be up to 10,000, but at least 5,000 people are buried. “The funerals were suspended 10 days ago because of the continued bombardment,” presidential adviser Tetiana Lomakina told AFP.

Mariupol is one of the cities worst affected during the war that started more than a month ago. Russian forces have besieged the southern port city for weeks, without water, electricity or heating. There is also a shortage of food and medicine. In recent weeks, thousands of residents have moved to safer areas of Ukraine via humanitarian corridors. Before the war, the city had a population of over 430,000.

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