Total control and a ghetto: Mariupol citizens are given “rules” for life under the occupation
Advisor to the Mayor of Mariupol Petro Andriushchenko, “The occupation authorities are distributing these leaflets called ‘Answers to Questions’ in Mariupol. They show all the realities of Mariupol’s present and future during the occupation.
Restriction of movement, restriction of freedom, restriction of rights and complete devastation. Total control. A true ghetto.”
Travelling by private cars, even to the occupied part of Donetsk region, is possible only as part of a convoy.
Leaving for Ukraine is possible, but the invaders are intimidating residents, saying that they will supposedly be immediately “handed a summons and sent to the front.”
Andriushchenko urged the people of Mariupol to tell everyone that “no one will be handing out any [summons] to anyone, and Ukraine is waiting for the people of Mariupol at home with warm hugs.”