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‘Ashes of a dead land’ – Ukrainian plea as more bombs hit besieged Mariupol

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By Natalia Zinets and Pavel Polityuk LVIV/KYIV, Ukraine (Reuters) – Russia is pounding the besieged Ukrainian port of Mariupol into the “ashes of a dead land”, its local council said on Tuesday, describing two more huge bombs that fell on the city that has been sealed off for weeks. The plight of Mariupol, a city of 400,000 before the war, has been the most urgent humanitarian emergency since Russia invaded Ukraine nearly a month ago. Hundreds of thousands of residents are believed to be trapped inside under near constant shelling, with no access to food, water, power or heat. “There is nothin…

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