Residents of Mariupol, occupied by the Russians, are suffering from hunger and are forced to hunt pigeons, city officials announced Monday. Lack of drinking water is also a serious problem.
“During the Great Famine of 1932-1933, people set up pigeon traps to survive. Birds that once fed near the theater are now their food“- Mariupol city council wrote in a telegram.
“The people of Mariupol are in the ghetto without drinking water or food. They cannot leave the city. Collaborators organized hunger games for the people of the city. The pigeons were forced to hunt. People who lived normal, full lives before the war – they did not know what hunger or lack of drinking water was. These terrible things are happening in the 21st century, in the heart of Europe, before the eyes of the whole world. This is the genocide of the Ukrainian people, carried out by a terrorist state, “said Vadim Boychenko, mayor of Kiev, loyal to the Kiev authorities in the same statement.
Oleksandr Lazarenko, one of Mariupolin’s clinics, said how dangerous it is to eat pigeons. “Pigeons are a breeding ground for many viral, bacterial and fungal diseases. Therefore, meat can become contaminated. It can cause histoplasmosis, encephalitis, ornithosis, toxoplasmosis and other dangerous diseases, especially children and the elderly who die if not treated properly.”
A catastrophic humanitarian situation reigns in Mariupol, occupied by Russian troops in southeastern Ukraine.. Assistance from self-proclaimed municipal administration (food, water, sanitation) is limited to a limited number of people; The threat of spreading infectious diseases including
It is not known how many of the townspeople have died since the beginning of the war. Official figures say at least 22,000, but these figures could be significantly underestimated, Boychenko believes.
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