War in Ukraine: The situation in Mariupol is “catastrophic”, according to doctors across the border

He is a “Forced“To quickly evacuate the people of the Ukrainian city of Mariupol, which is besieged by the Russian army and its allies due to the humanitarian situation.”Disaster“, A non-governmental organization (MSF) in Ukraine, a volunteer organization official, pleaded on Saturday.

The situation in Mariupol is deteriorating day by day“, Told AFP Laurent Likosat, emergency coordinator of a voluntary organization in Ukraine.

There is no water today; People face many problems in getting drinking water, which is becoming a somewhat essential problem. No more electricity, no more heat. The food is exhausted and the shops are empty“, He said from the city of Lviv in the west of the country.

Prior to the Russian invasion of Ukraine last week, the MSF already had staff in this strategic port of about 450,000 people. The NGO still has groups on the site that have been there for several days.

Several days after the shelling, Russia announced a ceasefire on Saturday morning and opens humanitarian corridors to evacuate civilians trapped in fighting in the Black Sea region of Mariupol and the neighboring city of Volnova.

But the Ukrainians postponed the evictions, citing Ceasefire violations by Russian forcesThe latter denied.

Quite simply, nothing came in or out of town for several days.“, Mr. Likosat lamented.

He appealed to the militants to allow the public to leave.

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