Mariupol occupiers assemble cages in a concert hall for the show trial of Ukrainian defenders

UKRAINSKA PRAVDA – SATURDAY AUGUST 6, 4:26 PM

The Mariupol City Council reports that the occupiers began installing prison cages on the stage of the city’s Philharmonic Hall in order to conduct a mock trial of Ukrainian POWs in September.

Source: Mariupol City Council on Telegram

Mariupol City Council Quote: “The Russian occupiers are currently assembling prison cages on the stage of the Philharmonic Hall of the Mariupol chamber. The diameter of the bars is 20 mm. The invaders plan to hold a ‘show trial’ of the Ukrainian defenders in September .”

Details: Vadym Boichenko, the city’s mayor, called on the international community, including the UN and the International Red Cross, to intervene to “prevent a second Olenivka in Mariupol”.

 

Background:

  • In July, Ukrainian intelligence reported that the Russian occupiers were preparing a fake “investigation” into the events of the Mariupol Drama Theater in order to blame the Ukrainians for the crime.

  • On July 29, Russian media reported on the shelling of the Olenivka prison camp in Donetsk Oblast, where Ukrainian prisoners of war were being held. Propagandists claimed there were at least 53 dead. The Ukrainian Intelligence Directorate believes that the murder of Ukrainian prisoners in Olenivka was organized by the Wagner group [a Russian private military company] on the personal instructions of Yevgeny Prigozhin, without coordination with the leadership of the Russian Ministry of Defense.

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