Mariupol mosque sheltering 80 people shelled by Russian forces, Ukraine says

Russian forces attacking the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol have shelled a mosque housing more than 80 adults and children, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said on Saturday.

“The mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Roxolana (Hurrem Sultan) in Mariupol was shelled by Russian invaders,” the ministry said in a tweet.

“More than 80 adults and children are hiding there from the shelling, including citizens of Turkey.”

The ministry did not mention any casualties or say when the shelling had taken place.

Ukraine’s deputy foreign minister Emine Dzheppar tweeted late on Friday that “at this very moment, the [Russian] army is bombing” the mosque.

The besieged city of Mariupol has been among the hardest hit by Russian attacks. Russian forces bombed a maternity hospital there, injuring scores of people and killing three, including one child, according to Ukrainian authorities.

“Besieged Mariupol is now the worst humanitarian catastrophe on the planet,” Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba said Friday in a tweet said to show a mass grave in the city.

“1582 dead civilians in 12 days, even buried in mass graves like this one.”

On Friday, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said that Russian troops had abducted Melitopol Mayor Ivan Fedorov,” cynically accusing the Mayor of ‘terrorism’,” it said.

POLITICO couldn’t verify Ukraine’s claims.



Source by [author_name]

Latest

2nd Tourist In 3 Days Is Gored By Bison At Yellowstone

It was the third attack in less than a...

AFL 2022 round 16 LIVE updates: Swans make strong start against Dons in Parker’s 250th

Swans chief executive Tom Harley has ruled out any...

Horoscopes for 02 July 2022 – Saturday

Are you prepared for the day? Do you know...

France learns parliamentary democracy the hard way

Paul Taylor, a contributing editor at POLITICO, writes the “Europe At Large” column.   PARIS — France is having to relearn parliamentary democracy, and initial...

Boris Johnson can’t (or won’t) do discipline

Press play to listen to this article LONDON — Even after being accused of sexual assault on a drunken night out, it’s hard to get...

North Macedonia backs compromise plan with Bulgaria, opening the way for EU membership

The government of North Macedonia said it had backed a deal that would settle an ongoing row with Bulgaria, and which would open the...