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People without Russian passports are denied insulin in occupied Mariupol

6 September, 2023 Wednesday
20:12

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol, Russians have stopped providing insulin to people with diabetes who don't have a Russian passport

This is reported by the Mariupol City Council.

They published a video shot by a local man with diabetes: the man went to a Mariupol clinic for insulin. However, he was denied the medication because he did not have a Russian passport.

"Medicines for budgetary funds are issued to persons of privileged categories if they have a passport of the Russian Federation," reads a notice on the door of one of the offices.

"This is the occupiers' policy aimed at Russification of the city at any cost. That is why Mariupol residents are being forced to get Russian passports. At the same time, they impose strict conditions. Without a passport, it is impossible to receive assistance, life-saving treatment, find a job, or move freely. People have to choose - either to receive a document and have at least some rights, or simply die," commented Vadym Boichenko, mayor of Mariupol.

  • Meanwhile, in the temporarily occupied Donetsk region, Russians are demanding that employees of state-owned enterprises receive Russian passports by October 1. They are threatening to fire them and bring workers from Russia to replace them.

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