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Drone footage captures destroyed residential areas and new buildings construction in Mariupol04:19

Drone footage captures destroyed residential areas and new buildings construction in Mariupol

Donetsk People's Republic, Mariupol
January 21, 2023 at 17:47 GMT +00:00 · Published

Destroyed residential areas and new buildings construction in Mariupol were filmed by a drone on Tuesday.

The footage shows the ruins of urban infrastructure and new buildings. The construction of some of the new houses in Mariupol was carried out by the Russian Defence Ministry's military construction complex.

The restoration process of the destroyed building of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre, located at the intersection of Peace Avenue and Kuindzhi Street in Mariupol, can also be seen in the video.

Dismantling of the cultural institution of the early 20th century for the subsequent reconstruction began in December last year, and a full-scale removal of the rubble with the participation of EMERCOM of the DPR and volunteers began in April, 2022.

In addition to the theatre, there are ruined 19th-century buildings with crumbling facades and empty window apertures.

Moreover, the footage shows the territory of the destroyed Azovstal Metallurgical Combine. There are the ruins of buildings near the enterprise, and a functioning road, where transport is moving.

On April 21, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that the Russian Armed Forces and the DPR People's Militia had taken full control of Mariupol.

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky admitted on May 8 that “Ukraine does not have such heavy weapons to unblock Mariupol through military means.”

President Zelensky added that the country's military and political leadership are engaged in the only other way to resolve the issue; the diplomatic route.

On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.

According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.

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Destroyed residential areas and new buildings construction in Mariupol were filmed by a drone on Tuesday.

The footage shows the ruins of urban infrastructure and new buildings. The construction of some of the new houses in Mariupol was carried out by the Russian Defence Ministry's military construction complex.

The restoration process of the destroyed building of the Donetsk Academic Regional Drama Theatre, located at the intersection of Peace Avenue and Kuindzhi Street in Mariupol, can also be seen in the video.

Dismantling of the cultural institution of the early 20th century for the subsequent reconstruction began in December last year, and a full-scale removal of the rubble with the participation of EMERCOM of the DPR and volunteers began in April, 2022.

In addition to the theatre, there are ruined 19th-century buildings with crumbling facades and empty window apertures.

Moreover, the footage shows the territory of the destroyed Azovstal Metallurgical Combine. There are the ruins of buildings near the enterprise, and a functioning road, where transport is moving.

On April 21, Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to President Vladimir Putin that the Russian Armed Forces and the DPR People's Militia had taken full control of Mariupol.

Ukrainian leader Volodymyr Zelensky admitted on May 8 that “Ukraine does not have such heavy weapons to unblock Mariupol through military means.”

President Zelensky added that the country's military and political leadership are engaged in the only other way to resolve the issue; the diplomatic route.

On September 30, President Vladimir Putin agreed to sign documents allowing the accession of the Donetsk and Lugansk People’s Republics (DPR and LPR), as well as the regions of Kherson and Zaporozhye, to the Russian Federation.

According to Moscow, the move followed referenda in which people living in those areas exercised their right to self-determination and requested to join Russia.

Ukraine and its international allies condemned the move, calling it an annexation of Kiev’s sovereign territory.