President of Russia, Vladimir Putin continues to reign terror and havoc on its neighbour, Ukraine, as it continues its invasion of the country that commenced on February 24, 2022. This invasion is considered the largest conventional military attack on a European state since World War II.
Mariupol, a southeast city in Ukraine has been the center of attack for the Russian military in recent weeks. Airstrikes from the Russian troops have destroyed its maternity hospital and an art school. A theatre that was used to house civilians was also bombed, killing at least 300 persons including children, as stated by Ukrainian officials.
According to city officials, in that city alone, more than 2,000 civilians have died and some 80% of homes have been destroyed, leaving a once beautiful town that had an estimated population of over 400,000 residents, now in a state of disrepair and ashes.
Ukraine’s President, Volodymyr Zelenskyy has condemned the attacks from Russia and describes its relentless blood-shedding of the people as, “ultimate evidence that genocide of Ukrainians is happening”.
Approximately 15,000 Russian soldiers have since been killed by Ukrainian forces as declared by President Zelenskyy and he is highly optimistic that the strength and vigour of the Ukrainian people in its resistance against Russia’s invasion will soon put an end to the war.