Video circulating on social media said to be drone footage of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol shows horrific devastation in the southern port city.
Azov drone footage of devastated Mariupol https://t.co/rIBOQz81LF
— Aris Roussinos (@arisroussinos) March 23, 2022
Little is known about the current fate of the city, which has been cut off from electricity, water and communications for days. Several thousand are feared dead, but the true death toll is far from verified.
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky says earlier today that almost 100,000 people are still trapped in the ruins of Mariupol, after more than 7,000 escaped yesterday.
Human Rights Watch describes the southern city as a “freezing hellscape riddled with dead bodies and destroyed buildings.”
AFP contributed to this report.