Mosque housing 80 civilians shelled by Russian troops in Mariupol, says Ukraine

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Russian troops shelled a mosque in Ukraine’s Mariupol city, where 80 persons including Turkish citizens were taking shelter, the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Saturday.

“The mosque of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent and his wife Roxolana (Hurrem Sultan) in Mariupol was shelled by Russian invaders. More than 80 adults and children are hiding there from the shelling, including citizens of Turkey,” the ministry wrote on Twitter.


Amid ongoing war in Ukraine, several civilians have been targeted and killed. The war has led to widespread migration from the country to other European nations.

Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba tweeted on Friday: “Besieged Mariupol is now the worst humanitarian catastrophe on the planet. 1,582 dead civilians in 12 days.”


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