Targeting of populated areas within Mariupol aligns with Russia’s approach to Chechnya - UK MoD

Targeting of populated areas within Mariupol aligns with Russia’s approach to Chechnya - UK MoD
# 18 April 2022 10:22 (UTC +04:00)

"Russian commanders will be concerned by the time it is taking to subdue Mariupol, UK Ministry of Defense wrote on Twitter, APA reports.

"Concerted Ukrainian resistance has severely tested Russian forces and diverted men and materiel, slowing Russia’s advance elsewhere.

The effort to capture Mariupol has come at significant cost to its residents. Large areas of infrastructure have been destroyed whilst the population has suffered significant casualties.

The targeting of populated areas within Mariupol aligns with Russia’s approach to Chechnya in 1999 and Syria in 2016. This is despite the 24 February 2022 claims of Russia’s Defence Ministry that Russia would neither strike cities nor threaten the Ukrainian population," added Ministry.

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