The city of Mariupol in eastern Ukraine, the epicenter of the Greek presence in the country, is under heavy bombardment from the Russian forces on Thursday.
There are more than 100,000 Greeks living in the wider region of the Ukrainian city. Amateur footage shared on Twitter shows that rockets have hit installations at Mariupol as Russia launched a full-scale war against Ukraine.
🇺🇦⚡MARIOPOL IS UNDER ROCKET FIRE
— Lisa M. (@T900) February 24, 2022
Wait what is that? pic.twitter.com/5UulmnV1ZM
— LEF (@FarmerofEU) February 24, 2022
Earlier in February, the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs urged its citizens to leave Ukraine amid fears of a Russian invasion, joining many nations around the globe that have already withdrawn citizens and diplomatic staff.
Mariopol kentinde şiddetli patlamalar yaşanıyor
— Cumhuriyet (@cumhuriyetgzt) February 24, 2022