The Russian occupiers have announced a rock concert in temporarily occupied Mariupol at the Azovstal metallurgical plant, the site of the heroic sustained defense by the Ukrainian Azov fighters.
On August 2, Petro Andryushchenko, adviser to the former mayor of Mariupol, reported this on his Telegram.
“Putinjugend is gaining momentum. The senior abomination in the form of state volunteers “Young Guard” has announced a rock concert in Azovstal. Young people – they drag their grandmothers to sing Soviet songs. So, a performance at the Drama Theater, a rock concert in Azovstal. Next – Halloween at mass graves in the Old Crimea?”, he wrote.
Andryushchenko also noted that collaborators had sent suburban buses to seaside villages. And, to make it easier for the Russian construction workers to arrive, the best air-conditioned buses were removed from the city routes, thus increasing queues and waiting time for Mariupol residents.
“The collaborators cannot provide normal water and heating, but they hold concerts in the city, where there are still hundreds of unburied people under the rubble,” he said.
Russia’s aggression caused a huge humanitarian disaster in Mariupol. The city was almost completely destroyed as a result of enemy shelling. Mariupol currently does not have a normal supply of electricity, water and gas. It is threatened by an ecological catastrophe and an outbreak of infectious diseases.
Currently, more than 100,000 residents remain in Mariupol. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, about 22,000 civilians have perished in the city. And more than 50,000 were deported to Russia and the temporarily occupied territory of the Donetsk region.
However, the Russian occupiers have also announced the opening of the new theater season on the 10 August in the Drama Theater where more than 300 civilians were killed by shelling.
Back on May 18, the leader of self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic Denis Pushilin said that a technology park or a park zone is planned on the site of the Azovstal plant. He also noted that Mariupol “will be rebuilt with an emphasis on the resort business”, hoping that Russia will help with this.
More recently, on July 25, information appeared from Ukrainian intelligence that the Kremlin plans to restore occupied Mariupol by the end of 2040. It is considering four options for “Azovstal” – the restoration of production, the creation of some public and business platform and two scenarios for the construction of a park.
The restoration will take place in three stages – until the end of 2022, from 2023 to 2025 and until 2040.
The task at the first stage is to restore vital infrastructure. “Special attention is paid to the siting of a cemetery”, for which it is recommended to use the territory of the airport.
By 2025, “housing construction, restoration and development of engineering and transport infrastructure” is planned.
And by 2040, the Russian government wants to ensure “budgetary efficiency and economic self-sufficiency of the city’s territories.” The construction of the Volnovakha-Mariupol railway and the formation of an “international transport corridor”, through Mariupol to the annexed Crimea and Odesa, are also foreseen.
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