Russia plans to demolish tall buildings in Mariupol – Mayor’s advisor Andryushchenko
By the end of this year, the invaders plan to remove 500 tall buildings in Mariupol, including the destruction of the historic part of the city
This is reported by Petro Andryushchenko, an advisor to the mayor of Mariupol, during an interview on Espreso.
"About half of what's left in Mariupol may not be usable. The Russians have already taken apart a quarter of the city, which is a significant demolition. By the end of the year, they plan to dismantle 500 more buildings, including high-rises," he stated.
Andryushchenko pointed out that Mariupol had approximately 2,300 high-rise buildings, but only around 500 would be left once the demolitions were complete.
"Most of the historical part of the city is nearly gone. They're giving the central streets a new look. They're painting the facades, and replacing windows, but the burned-out buildings are still standing inside. They're doing this so that when Russians pass through the city on their way to Crimea, they see a facade of 'rebuilding' rather than horror," said the advisor to the mayor of Mariupol.
Andryushchenko also mentioned that around 33,500 apartments would be taken down and destroyed in Mariupol.
"They're planning to complete 4,500 new apartments by the end of this year. This means they're building back less than 15% of what they've torn down," he added.
- Recently, Russian forces destroyed the last mural in Mariupol, a symbol of freedom, peace, and the pursuit of happiness. This act underscored their disregard for freedom and human dignity.
- On October 23, it was reported that the occupying authorities in Mariupol, Donetsk region, demolished the historic 1894 building that housed the first Girls' Gymnasium and the collegium school.