Russia is struggling to provide basic public services to the population in Russian-occupied territories and Mariupol is at risk of a major cholera outbreak, the UK Ministry of Defence has said, ONA reports citing The Guardian.
In its latest report, issued just before 7 am BST, British intelligence said:
"Russia is struggling to provide basic public services to the population in Russian-occupied territories. Access to safe drinking water has been inconsistent, while major disruption to telephone and internet services continues.
There is likely a critical shortage of medicines in Kherson, while Mariupol is at risk of a major cholera outbreak. Isolated cases of cholera have been reported since May.
Medical services in Mariupol are likely already near collapse: a major cholera outbreak in Mariupol will exacerbate this further.”
The report added that fighting continues around Sieverodonetsk.
“Russia is again in control of most of the city, but its forces have made little progress in attempts to encircle the wider area from the north and south,” the report said.