Zelensky’s office on Putin’s visit to Mariupol: ‘The criminal is always drawn to the scene of the crime’
Mykhailo Podolyak, adviser to President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky, commented on Russian president Vladimir Putin’s visit to the annexed city of Mariupol:
“The criminal is always drawn to the scene of the crime. While the countries of the civilized world announce that they’ll arrest the ‘director of war’ (Putin) if he crosses their borders, the organizer of the murder of thousands of Mariupol families has come to admire the ruins of the city and the mass graves. It’s cynicism and a lack of remorse,” Podolyak wrote on Twitter.
Vladimir Putin paid a spontaneous, unplanned visit to Mariupol late at night on March 18–March 19. Russian troops captured Mariupol from Ukraine in Spring 2022, after a siege that lasted more than two months. The Ukrainian authorities say that the city was almost completely destroyed during that time.