The city council of Mariupol reported on the bombing of the local drama theater.
"Today, Russian troops deliberately and cynically destroyed the Drama Theater in the very heart of Mariupol. A Russian plane dropped a bomb on the building where hundreds of Mariupol civilians were hiding. It is still impossible to assess the scale of this terrible and inhuman act, because the shelling of residential areas continues in the city. The bombing destroyed the central part of the Drama Theatre, and debris blocked the entrance to the bomb shelter.
It is impossible to find words that could describe the level of cruelty and cynicism with which the Russian army massacres the civilian population of the Ukrainian city by the sea. Women, children, the elderly remain in the sight of the enemy. These are completely unarmed civilians. Obviously, the only goal of the Russian army is the genocide of the Ukrainian people.
No matter how much time passes, we will never forgive a single victim, not a single drop of blood shed because of this crazy war. We will never forgive and we will never forget,” the administration said in a statement.
P.S.: According to an Associated Press investigation, a Russian airstrike on a drama theater in Mariupol on March 16 killed about 600 people, twice as many as previously reported by city officials.