From FB ‘news from and about Ukraine in English’
Writer: Ariana Gic
Today is the 5 year anniversary of Russia launching a massive attack of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol from multiple launch rocket systems (MLRS).
On January 24, 2015, Russia deliberately shelled residential areas of Mariupol, killing 30 and injuring 128. Children were among the dead and injured.
The unprovoked missile attack was instructed, directed and supervised by military commanders in active service with Russia’s Ministry of Defence from Moscow – i.e. directly from Russian territory.
Despite reports of civilian casualties following the initial barrage of rockets, Russian commanders ordered the continued firing to rockets on Mariupol. The attack continued for hours…. There was no military target in the the city. But Russia persisted.
Even though the 2015 Kremlin attack on innocent civilians in Mariupol cost dozens of Ukrainian lives, and did terrible damage to the city, Germany said that “no red lines had been crossed” in this unprovoked attack.
No additional sanctions were ever imposed on Russia for this brazen war crime of targeting civilians, causing death, injury, and heavy destruction to the city. Russia has never suffered any consequences for this horrendous crime.
Note: the original report has multiple photos of the damage inflicted by the enemy. If you use FB, consider supporting this group.