Russia is struggling to provide basic public services to civilian populations in the Russian-occupied territories of Ukraine, according to a British intelligence report published on Friday.
The report states that access to clean water, internet connection and telephone services remain inconsistent, while Kherson “likely faces a critical shortage of medicines” and Mariupol is at risk of a cholera outbreak.
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On Tuesday, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, Petro Andrushenko, warned of a possible outbreak of cholera amid deteriorating sanitary conditions in the city.
Last week, he said the damage done to Mariupol over the course of two months of bombing was so severe that most basic services, including electricity, gas and water, were cut off and still not restored by Russian-backed authorities. .
Last month, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov admitted that many squatters remained without electricity, water or sewage services.
In late May, Ukrainians in Kherson spoke to CNN about the critical shortage of medicines. The deputy head of the Kherson regional council, Yurii Sobolevskyi, said the Russians are “leading the Kherson region into a deeper humanitarian crisis”.
Source: CNN Brasil