Izium under siege for two weeks, the situation not better than in Mariupol

Izium under siege for two weeks, the situation not better than in Mariupol

The city of Izium has been under siege for two weeks, and the situation is now not better than in Mariupol.

The relevant statement was made by Izium Deputy Mayor Volodymyr Matsokin on Facebook, an Ukrinform correspondent reports.

“The city of Izium has been under siege for two weeks. No water, electricity, heat services, food, medicines, communication. The situation is not better than in Mariupol. We are receiving information that those who survived under shelling are now dying from diseases and the lack of medicines. There is no one to bury the deceased. Health services are not provided,” the report states.

According to Matsokin, it is impossible to deliver humanitarian aid, although it is available in sufficient volumes. Also, it is impossible to take civilians out.

“The enemy is insidiously shelling the road towards Sloviansk, and the road towards Kharkiv is controlled by Russian occupiers. Local residents are on edge. Bridges were destroyed; the city was cut in half. There is no connection,” Matsokin added.

Izium is in urgent need of humanitarian corridors from Kharkiv and Sloviansk to deliver humanitarian aid and evacuate civilians.

A reminder that, on February 24, 2022, Russian President Vladimir Putin initiated a full-scale invasion of Ukraine, starting a war. Russian troops are shelling and destroying the key infrastructure facilities, launching missile strikes on residential areas in Ukrainian cities and villages, killing civilians in Ukraine.


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