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In Mariupol, invaders fine residents for garbage with forced labor

In Mariupol, which is threatened with an ecological catastrophe and an outbreak of infectious diseases, the occupiers fine residents for 14-30 days of forced labor for throwing garbage.

About this in Telegram Piotr Andryushchenko, an adviser to the city chairman, said, Ukrinform reports.

“Despite the lack of significant progress in garbage collection from streets and yards, for throwing garbage into an impromptu landfill – corrective labor from 14 to 30 days. It is not even necessary to establish the fact of “misconduct”. They literally rake in the able-bodied people in the yards where there are mountains of garbage. That is, everywhere,” Andryushchenko wrote.

According to him, the same penalty for cutting down trees for firewood for cooking.

“If you were seen with an ax, a saw or just a bundle of firewood, the happiness of street revenge is guaranteed. This ensures the mass work. Free labor is always there,” added the mayor’s adviser.

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As the day before, on June 23, during a press briefing at the Media Center Ukraine – Ukrinform, the mayor Mariupol Vadim Boychenko, the garbage collection system has not been working in the city since February. Life activity does not stop, because there are 100 thousand people left. To this is added non-functioning sewerage, spontaneous burials, which the residents were forced to create, because they were under heavy fire for two months in a row and were forced to bury their neighbors and relatives in yards, in squares, on hills. Now all this is destroyed by weather conditions and rains. The whole mixture of garbage, landfills, sewage is moving towards the rivers, towards the sea, poisoning wells and creating an ecological catastrophe.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, about 22,000 civilians have died in the city. More than 50 thousand were deported to Russia and to the temporarily occupied territories of the Donetsk region.

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