Cover Osteuropa 1-3/2022

In Osteuropa 1-3/2022

Genocide in Mariupol'
The Russian Way of War in Ukraine

Otto Luchterhandt

Deutsche Fassung


The Ukrainian port city of Mariupol' was separated from the Black Sea and driven into economic decline by Russia’s annexation of Crimea and the de facto capture of the Sea of Azov. Encirclement by Russia’s forces after the invasion of Ukraine has cut off Mariupol' from the outside world. As a result of the nonstop bombardment of residential areas, the destruction of water, electricity, and heating supplies, as well as Internet access, and the interdiction of outside supplies of daily necessities have killed thousands of citizens. The citizenry of Mariupol' is subject to attacks that fulfil the objective as well as the subjective elements of genocide.

(Osteuropa 1-3/2022, pp. 65–85)