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Zelensky Says Russia Is Reducing Mariupol to Ashes; Russian Troops Fire on Kherson Protesters

HeadlineMar 22, 2022

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused Russian forces of reducing the southern city of Mariupol to ashes. Tens of thousands of civilians remain trapped in the strategic port city with little food or water. There are now no foreign journalists in the city to document what is happening. In southern Ukraine, Russian forces used stun grenades and machine gun fire to disperse a crowd of hundreds of people who gathered in Kherson Monday to protest against the Russian occupation of their city. Ukraine’s defense minister accused Russia of “state terrorism,” saying its assault has killed thousands of civilians, including 150 children, while destroying more than 400 schools and damaging more than 110 hospitals.

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