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‘Hitler’ Putin commits ‘one of the worst crimes of the war’ by blowing up a Red Cross building in Mariupol

by LLB political Reporter
31st Mar 22 11:48 am

Vladimir Putin’s forces have committed “one of the worst crimes of the war” after “aircraft fired” on a Red Cross building in the besieged city of Mariupol.

Lyudmyla Denisova, Ukraine’s human rights commissioner, said Russian aircraft fired at the building marked clearly with a red cross on a white background.

She said until now, the only other forces who bombed buildings and vehicles marked with red crosses on white backgrounds “were the troops of Hitler’s Germany.”

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She added, “Artillery fired on a building marked with a red cross on a white background, indicating the presence of wounded, civilian or humanitarian cargo.”

The conditions in the besieged city of Mariupol have been described as hellish and aid groups have continually asked for access to the city.

Russian troops have been forcibly deporting thousands of civilians from Mariupol and have been sending them to remote parts of Eastern Russia and many have been sent to “filtration camps.”

Denisova could not confirm whether casualties were hit or not but said the bombing amounts to a war crime, which is a “gross violation of the 1949 Geneva convention.”

Matilda Bogner, head of the United Nations Human Rights mission in Ukraine, gave a grim warning, “We think there could be thousands of deaths, civilian casualties, in Mariupol.”

Civilians who somehow were able to escape Mariupol described the city as a place with “death everywhere.”

Mariia Tsymmerman, who fled to Zaporizhzhia two weeks ago, “We buried our neighbours, we saw death everywhere and even my children saw it.”

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