The Russian invaders are confining more than 20,000 people in filtration camps near Mariupol along the Manhush-Nikolske-Yalta line. This was reported by Petro Andriushchenko, the adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, on his Telegam channel.
"Deportation and filtration. According to updated data today, the invaders are confining at least 20,000 people in filtration camps along the Manhush-Nikolske-Yalta line, preventing the possibility of evacuation over the deliberate delay and slowing down of the filtration procedure. Another 5,000—7,000 people are in the filtration camp in the village of Bezimenne at the stage of preparing deportation," Andriushchenko wrote.
Context. Earlier, Andriushchenko reported that from Monday, April 18, the Russian invaders would finally close Mariupol for entry and exit for everyone and prohibit movement in order to filter out 100% of the men remaining in the city.
About 120,000 civilians still remain in the besieged Mariupol.