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Mass cases of cholera recorded in Mariupol - Mayor's office

Mass cases of cholera recorded in Mariupol - Mayor's office Archive photo: Mass cases of cholera are recorded in Mariupol (Getty Images)

In the temporarily occupied Mariupol of the Donetsk region, mass cases of cholera are being recorded, according to the advisor to the Mariupol city mayor, Petro Andryushenko.

According to him, cases of illness are being recorded among children.

"Therefore, they are trying to promptly suppress it with an undeclared quarantine, but this won't work," the mayor's advisor said.

He advised residents of the occupied city to wash their hands, boil water, and refrain from swimming in the sea for now.

Situation in Mariupol

Russian forces in the spring of 2022, after months of fierce fighting, seized Mariupol and its district. Afterward, the occupiers turned the ruined city into their military base.

According to satellite images published online, the Russian occupiers aim to connect Mariupol with Russian cities like Rostov and Taganrog, as well as other major cities in the Donbas region. They have already begun constructing a road.

Recently, Ukrainian military forces were able to strike a concentration of enemy equipment near Mariupol. It is likely that the Ukrainian Armed Forces targeted enemy S-300 anti-aircraft missile systems and armored vehicles.