'Butcher of Mariupol' should face war crimes trial, attack survivors say 

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Calls for a Russian wide dubbed the 'butcher of Mariupol' to look a war crimes proceedings - aft helium was accused of ordering the onslaught connected the theatre which killed 300 - travel arsenic survivors proceed to laic bare the calamity of the besieged city.

Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, who successful a chilling intercepted telephone telephone appeared to beryllium berating a inferior serviceman for not cutting disconnected the ears of a backstage who had been caught not wearing his azygous properly, is suspected to beryllium down the fearfulness faced by residents.

Video released for the archetypal clip yesterday showed injured civilians covered with particulate filing retired of the Donetsk Regional Drama Theatre aft it was near-totally destroyed successful Russian bombs aimed astatine gathering connected March 16 contempt a ample inscription saying 'children' being intelligibly disposable connected the pavement outside.

Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev was accused of ordering the onslaught connected the Mariupol theatre which killed 300

A spokesperson for Mariupol City Hall successful a Telegram station said: 'From eyewitnesses, accusation appeared that astir 300 radical died successful the Drama Theater of Mariupol arsenic a effect of a bombardment by a Russian aircraft.

'I bash not privation to judge successful this horror. I privation to judge that everyone managed to escape.

'But the words of those who were wrong the gathering astatine the clip of this violent enactment accidental otherwise.'

Olexander Scherba, Ukraine's ex-Austrian ambassador, this week branded Mizintsev the 'Butcher of Mariupol' portion Oleksandra Matviichuk, caput of Ukraine's Centre for Civil Liberties, called connected him to look warfare charges.

A spokesperson for Mariupol City Hall successful a Telegram station said: 'From eyewitnesses, accusation appeared that astir 300 radical died successful the Drama Theater of Mariupol'

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