The exact number of victims is unknown: how Ukraine honors the anniversary of the airstrike on the Drama Theater
On March 16, 2022, Russia launched an airstrike on the Drama Theater in Mariupol. They tried to save hundreds of Ukrainians from Russian occupiers.
Volodymyr Zelenskyy paid tribute to the victims on the morning of the anniversary of the tragedy. The Ukrainian leader stressed that a year ago, Russia purposefully dropped a super-powerful bomb on the Drama Theater in the center of Mariupol.
Zelensky stressed that hundreds of people were hiding from shelling in the Drama Theater. Near the building put the inscription “Children”. The Russian occupiers could not fail to notice her.
Step by step, we are moving towards ensuring the full responsibility of the terrorist state for what has been committed against our country, our people,” the Ukrainian leader said.
He added that the occupiers will not be forgiven for a single ruined fate. Ukraine remembers everyone whose lives were claimed by the terror of the terrorist country.
How Ukraine honors the memory of the dead
The exact number of deaths as a result of a terrorist strike is still unknown. On the anniversary of the tragedy, the action “Where are you?” takes place in Ukrainian cities. People bring flowers and candles.
In Kyiv, the action “Where are you” / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24
People came to honor the memory of the dead / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24
Ukrainians bring candles / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24
On the anniversary of the blow, the action “Where are you” took place / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24 People bring flowers / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24
In Kyiv, they honored the memory of the victims of the strike on the Drama Theater / Photo by Valentina Polishchuk for Channel 24
A Russian bomb hit the back of the Drama Theatre. There were women and babies brought from a maternity hospital destroyed by the Russian occupiers.