Life in Ukraine's post-siege Mariupol: Barter markets and Russian TV

31/5/2022 7:15:00 AM

Life in Ukraine's post-siege Mariupol: Barter markets and Russian TV

Life in Ukraine's post-siege Mariupol: Barter markets and Russian TV

MARIUPOL — People are slowly starting to return to the streets of the southern Ukrainian city of Mariupol, pummelled by weeks of shelling from Russian forces and now fully under Russian control.

On Monday (May 30), local residents charged electric devices from generators and exchanged food and clothes at impromptu street markets, while at an empty bus station Russian state television blared out from a giant screen brought in by officials.Russia's invasion and how to deal with the conflict's impacts: high energy prices, an impending food shortage and the EU's defence needs.Copy to clipboard https://str.LinkedIn WASHINGTON: The United States will not send Ukraine rocket systems that can reach into Russia, President Joe Biden said on Monday (May 30).

Ms Lyuba, wearing sunglasses and a hat to protect her from the sun, said she was charging her phone.She had decided not to leave the city, although her apartment had been damaged."After Russia's attack on Ukraine, we saw what can happen when Europe stands united."There's no electricity, no water — things are really tough, of course.It added 16 people were injured in the attack that damaged three schools." A man called Mr Nikolai said he had also come to charge his phone, as there was no electricity available at the train station where he now lives.But it is already starting to crumble and crumble again," German Economy Minister Robert Habeck said on Sunday.Neither gave family names.It was not clear which system Biden was referring to in his remarks.

Some residents could be seen collecting essential products in boxes emblazoned with the pro-Russian 'Z' symbol.But even there, the decision will be only made later, after the European Commission makes a proposal on how to raise the money.Kyiv has been locked in conflict with Kremlin-backed separatists in the two breakaway regions since 2014.Others had set up their own stalls to sell - or exchange - products, including vegetables and shoes.One woman — who did not give her name — said few products were left after looting plagued the city.Other elements, such as disconnecting Russia's biggest Sberbank from the Swift messaging system, banning Russian broadcasters from the EU and adding more people to a list whose assets are frozen and who cannot enter the EU, are all held up by the lack of agreement on the oil ban.Russia seized full control of Mariupol earlier this month when more than 2,400 Ukrainian fighters who had been holding out surrendered at the besieged Azovstal steelworks.Moscow's capture of Mariupol helped it secure full control of the Sea of Azov coast and create a land bridge linking mainland Russia to Crimea, which it annexed from Ukraine in 2014.But the careful phrasing is deliberate because the issue is legally difficult, officials said.

Reuters People charge their electronic devices in front of a theatre building destroyed during Ukraine-Russia conflict in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine May 30, 2022.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has described Mariupol as"completely destroyed", but Moscow has pledged to rebuild it.The draft showed leaders are ready to explore ways to curb rising energy prices, including the feasibility of introducing temporary price caps, to cut red tape on rolling out renewable sources of energy and invest in connecting national energy networks across borders to better help each other.Both sides have accused each other of targeting residential areas and ultimately being responsible for the charred, largely uninhabitable apartment blocks that now make up most of the city.It is not known how many civilians remain.Russia sent tens of thousands of troops into Ukraine on Feb 24 in what it called a"special operation" to demilitarise its southern neighbour.

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