Besieged Mariupol video shows emotional and physical devastation.

In Mariupol (Ukraine), Russian tanks attack apartment buildings. High-rise blocks are in flames. Artillery shells have left fields pockmarked. Doctors dodge sniper fire. Mass graves are used to bury the dead.

These are some of the most horrific scenes and photos that have been captured from the Ukrainian city on Ukraine’s southeast coast ,. Moscow is attempting to take control and launch troops and supplies. The Kremlin’s forces have surrounded the city for at least 10 days, cutting it off from sources of water, electricity and heat, with temperatures plummeting and food running low. Days have passed without any attempt to evacuate the city.

On Saturday, after Russian troops captured Mariupol’s eastern outskirts, additional footage and photographs surfaced, shedding more light on the scope of the devastation there — a city under siege and suffering. Video from an Associated Press journalist still in the city shows Russian tanks repeatedly firing on a nine-story apartment complex. Shells hit the building, igniting fires.

The AP reporter was shadowing a group of medical workers who came under fire while treating the injured, the news service said. One time, a doctor was wounded in her hip. Although she survived, the incident highlights the dangers nurses and doctors face as they care for an increasing number of injured patients.

Anastasia Erashova held her sleeping child in the hospital’s corridors and wept. According to Anastasia Erashova, her family was sheltering in her brother’s house when the home was bombed. Two children died. Her head was covered in blood and her hand had a small cut.

” I don’t know what to do,” Erashova said. “Who will bring back our children, who?”

While the clips from the Mariupol medical center show the city’s anguish close-up, pictures from a Maxar Technologies satellite far above show a wide-angle view. The images were captured on Saturday morning and show the extent of the destruction that occurred after a week marked by Russia’s increasing brutality.

One pair of photographs shows a residential area before Russia’s invasion. A group of apartments surrounds what appears to be a soccer field, and lines that may indicate a basketball court. A Saturday photo shows the burning buildings, with a thick smoke plume covering the fields.

Another set of before-and-after photos shows more large apartment buildings clustered in a forested area. The apartments were badly damaged and charred after days of bombardment in the area.

“Besieged Mariupol is now the worst humanitarian catastrophe on the planet,” Dmytro Kuleba, Ukraine’s foreign minister, said on Twitter.

Mariupol officials say the death toll there tops 1,500, but the numbers are difficult to verify because of the near-constant barrage of mortars, which has driven many independent aid workers from the area.

On Wednesday, the city suffered one of the most high-profile attacks since Russia’s invasion began, when a strike tore through a maternity hospital, killing at least three people and injuring 17. The bombing was denounced in Ukraine and abroad as an example of the way Moscow’s strikes have shifted toward civilian-heavy areas. Videos and photos of the aftermath show children and injured pregnant women being led from the hospital, parts of which were reduced to rubble.

One of the victims, according to the AP, was left with several broken toes. The baby was delivered Friday.

” “It’s hatred,” the Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zilensky stated about Saturday’s shelling in a video address. They kill children. They destroy maternity hospitals.”

The bombardment has thwarted evacuation efforts in the city. Russian troops have attacked ambulances, trucks transporting food and other medical supplies. On Saturday morning, a convoy carrying 90 tons of food and medicine set out again for Mariupol. Zelensky stated that it would reach Mariupol Sunday afternoon. The outcome of the trip is uncertain.

“We are keeping our fingers crossed,” Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Vereshchuk said, “and we know that fearlessness, devotion and courage … will triumph.”

Loveday Morris in Zaporizhzhia, Ukraine, and David L. Stern in Mukachevo contributed to this report.

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