Zelenskyy promises accountability for Russian murderers on second anniversary of Mariupol theater attack that killed hundreds

Drama theater destroyed by the Russians in Mariupol, February 2, 2023
Drama theater destroyed by the Russians in Mariupol, February 2, 2023

On the second anniversary of the Russian attack on the Mariupol Drama Theater that killed at least 300 people, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy vowed to hold Russian "murderers” accountable.

"Mariupol. The Drama Theater. The inscription ‘Children’. Two years have passed...,” Zelenskyy wrote on his Telegram channel on March 16.

“The world must remember everything that Russia has done against Ukraine and Ukrainians, and every Russian murderer must be held accountable for what they have done. We will make sure that they are held accountable. May the world remember all those whose lives have been taken by Russian terror."

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Zelenskyy also posted a video with footage of the destroyed theater and fragments of eyewitness accounts of this Russian terrorist attack.

Enemy aviation bombed Mariupol Drama Theater when up to 1,300 people could have been inside the shelter. According to Mariupol Mayor Vadym Boychenko, about 300 people died in the attack.

The Associated Press investigated and claimed that 600 people were killed in the targeted Russian attack on a civilian population – a war crime.

After seizing the city, the Russians began demolishing the theater building to destroy evidence of their war crime.

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