Russian troops intend to eliminate any evidence that confirms they have committed crimes against humanity in Ukraine and for this, they use mobile crematoriums, especially in the city of Mariupol, so as not to leave traces of their atrocities, the Ukrainian intelligence service said.
In their Telegram account, a message reproduced by the city council of this port city, the Ukrainian intelligence services assure that “Russia’s leadership has ordered the destruction of any evidence of the crimes by its army in Ukraine.”
They add that “after the widespread genocide of the Ukrainian people of Bucha, in the Kyiv region, Russian troops began to use mobile crematoriums in Ukraine.”
They specify that “thirteen mobile crematoriums have been detected in Mariupol to remove the bodies of dead civilians from the streets” and that the Russian occupation forces “try to identify all possible witnesses to the atrocities” in order to eliminate them.
Mariupol, a city with about half a million inhabitants, has been besieged since the beginning of the Russian invasion, and 80 percent of its urban area has been totally destroyed, according to municipal sources.
These sources assure that in the city, where 120,000 remain due to the humanitarian catastrophe, some 20,000 people have died as a result of the Russian attacks.
The message reproduced by the City Council of Mariupol includes a photograph of what appears to be a large truck with a large cylinder inside and a lid on the back resembling a crematorium oven.
The military intelligence of Ukraine has repeatedly recorded the use of mobile crematoria in the Chernihiv region, in the north, and in Luhansk in the east of the country.
They add that the Russian army also uses these crematoriums to dispose of the remains of its own dead soldiers “in order to hide their real number,” so as not to compensate their relatives.
Furthermore, they reiterate that “the actions of the Russian military fall under the definition of genocide in accordance with the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide and Article 6 of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court.”
They also predict that the Russian leader, Vladimir Putin, who has rejected any “war crime” by Russian troops in Ukraine, will continue to try to hide these facts.