The Mariupol City Council announced on its Telegram page that Russia bombed a theater “where hundreds of peaceful Mariupol residents were hiding” amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. According to the Telegram post, both the central part of the theater and the entrance to the theater’s bomb shelter were destroyed.
Wednesday’s theater bombing is the latest in a series of attacks in Mariupol. Airstrikes and shells have hit hospitals, the city’s fire department, homes and other city buildings. Earlier this week, nearly 30,000 civilians were able to get out of the city via nine humanitarian corridors.
“I have been officially declared to be a decent person,” Belotserkovskaya said responding to the Investigative Committee’s announcement.
The other two cases involve an unnamed man and woman in the Tomsk Region of Siberia. The Investigative Committee accused them of posting false messages about Russian military operations and casualties.