The Russian Defence Ministry Denies Accusations by the Kiev Regime of Allegedly Delivering an Air Strike on the Drama Theater Building in Mariupol, Where Civilians Might Have Been Held Hostage
The Russian Defence Ministry denies accusations by the Kiev regime of allegedly delivering an air strike on the Drama Theater building in Mariupol, where civilians might have been held hostage.
On March 16, the Russian aviation did not carry out any tasks related to strikes on ground targets in the city limits of Mariupol.
According to reliable reports, militants of the Azov nationalist battalion committed a new bloody provocation by blowing up a theater building they had previously mined.
It was previously known from refugees who escaped from Mariupol that Nazis of the Azov battalion could hold civilians hostage in the theater building, using the upper floors as firing points.
Given the potential danger to the lives of civilians and the provocation with Hospital No. 3 in Mariupol, which was already carried out by the nationalists on March 9, the theater building in the city center was never considered a target for attack.