The battle for Mariupol was prolonged because Ukrainian armed forces, including the neo-Nazi Azov Battalion, used civilian buildings for cover. This wasn't universally appreciated by the local people. As one middle-aged Mariupol woman said afterwards: “We don’t want to hear anything about our so-called defenders who hid behind our skirts. Who tossed people into basements by their arms and legs, old people…” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=knlGFB2Q9wE

Someone who likes sharing factual information and fragments of the big picture

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store