Mantas Kvedaravichyus (Kvedaravičius), a Lithuanian documentary maker, died in occupied Mariupol at the end of March. According to eyewitnesses, he was detained by the Russian military because of a Lithuanian passport. After several days of searching, his wife found his body on the side of the road. The man was shot with two shots - in the head and chest. The exact date of death is still unknown.
The aggressor seeks to wipe out any mention of his crimes from the face of the earth. Therefore, they kill all possible witnesses - military, civilians and journalists.
If director Mantas Kvedaravichyus had not been killed, he could have told about the crimes committed by the Russian army in Mariupol.
He would film the stories of people hiding in the Mariupol Drama Theatre.
Mantas would tell how ordinary Mariupol residents died not only from enemy weapons but also from hunger, dehydration, and from the occupiers' refusal to provide a humanitarian corridor.
In his film, the world could see footage of mobile crematoria that the Russian military brings to the captured part of the city to hide their crimes. As well as the horrifying footage of the shelling of Azovstal. He would tell all this through the stories of ordinary people who became hostages of the war.
The killings and shootings of media workers are a gross violation of international law. The enemy can turn a blind eye to laws, but he cannot close the eyes of the world to crimes. After all, honouring the memory of those who died for the truth, we will continue to tell their immortal stories.
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Ukrainian account: Details: Recipient: National Union of Journalists of Ukraine Account number UA703052990000026002000114500 USREOU 00027140 JSC CB "PRIVATBANK" MFI Bank 305299 Purpose of payment: Charitable assistance for the families of the killed journalists