russians Preparing Fake ‘Investigation’ about Events in Mariupol Drama Theatre to Assign Responsibility for Crime on Ukrainians
The occupiers are preparing to release a pseudo-investigation into the circumstances of the attack on the Mariupol Drama Theater. The purpose of such a stunt is to try to remove responsibility for the killing of several hundred civilians who were sheltering in the theater at the time of the attack. Most of them were women and children.
Several crews of russian TV channels are shooting staged videos that are supposed to "prove" that the explosion in the theater was set off inside the building, and that all the destruction was allegedly caused by “the detonation of a large amount of explosives." Also, it will be claimed that the death toll stood at just 14. russian propagandists even interviewed so-called “witnesses” who saw how "uniformed people had brought boxes" into the building the day before.
Meanwhile, the bombing of the Mariupol Drama Theater was and remains one of the most horrendous war crimes committed by the russian occupiers during the war they unleashed. russian planes dropped two 500-kilo aerial bombs on the theater premises. At the time of the attack, there were up to 1,000 civilians sheltering there. The vast majority were women and children who were hiding from russian shelling.
According to various estimates, between 300 and 700 people died in the strike. It is impossible to confirm an exact number of wounded people, as the russians never allowed rescuers to approach the ruins.