French President Emmanuel Macron called Vladimir Putin, president of the country-aggressor Russian Federation, to express his “deep concern” over the situation in Mariupol.
This was reported by European Pravda, citing Le Figaro.
Macron urged Putin “to end the blockade and give access to humanitarian help”.
“President asked to take specific actions about ending the blockade of Mariupol, arranging access for humanitarian help and immediate ceasefire,” says the statement.
During the phone call that lasted more than an hour Macron also demanded an immediate ceasefire over the entire territory of Ukraine.
Earlier Deputy Mayor of Mariupol Serhiy Orlov stated that the city is 80-90% ruined. Over 2300 inhabitants have been killed and a lot of people are still being under the rubble.
On March 9th, Russia shelled maternity and children’s hospitals in Mariupol. The next day Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov confirmed it was a conscious and deliberate action performed by the Russian Army.
Every day Russian occupants drop from 50 to 100 bombs on Mariupol. As a result, 80% of its residential buildings are ruined, 30% of them can never be repaired.
Ukrainian Minister of Foreign Affairs Dmytro Kuleba has stated on Twitter that Mariupol has been experiencing the worst humanitarian catastrophe on Earth.