Ukrainian city Mariupol shelled by Russian navy – Azov regiment

The attack took place at around 12 p.m. on March 20, according to a statement by the Azov battalion participating in the defense of Mariupol.

Ukrainian city Mariupol shelled by Russian navy – Azov regiment

The city of Mariupol in Donetsk region was shelled from the ships of the Russian occupation fleet on Sunday, according to the Telegram channel of the Azov regiment. Soldiers of the Azov Special Operations Detachment heroically defend the city.

The statement said: "The city of Mariupol has just been shelled by four Russian Navy ships. The enemy continues to cynically destroy the Ukrainian city, using all available arsenals. After aircraft, artillery, various systems and tanks, the Russian occupiers are destroying the city with heavy weapons of warships."

The Russian invaders had caused the worst humanitarian catastrophe in Mariupol. The invaders are bombing unarmed people and blocking humanitarian aid. 

It was also previously reported that more than 39,000 residents of Mariupol in the Donetsk region left the city in their own transport over the past week in the absence of an actual "silence regime."

"Over the past week, despite the fact that in fact there was no silence regime, more than 39 thousand Mariupol residents left through the open corridor "Mariupol - Berdyansk - Zaporozhye". People broke out of the blockaded Mariupol on their own transport," reported in the Telegram channel of the Mariupol City Council on Sunday.

The message notes that a total of more than 8 thousand passenger cars under continuous shelling left Mariupol in the direction of Berdyansk Zaporizhzhia region, from where they then arrived in Zaporizhzhia. "For those who for various reasons could not continue driving on their own, organized evacuation by buses from Berdyansk to Zaporozhye," the city council specifies.

Sources: Ukrinform, FrontNews