Officials of Mariupol, Ukraine, Say Nearly 2,200 People Have Died Within 24 Hours

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Officials of Mariupol, Ukraine, said that nearly 2,200 people have died within the last 24 hours due to Russian attacks on their city, CNN reported.

“To date, 2,187 Mariupol residents have died from attacks by Russia,” the Mariupol city council said on Sunday, according to CNN, noting that is a sharp increase of the nearly 1,600 figure previously announced.

“The situation in Mariupol continues to be very difficult. The city has no electricity, water, heat, almost no mobile communication, is running out of food and water,” city officials said.

Mariupol officials also said that the now Russian-controlled city has suffered 22 bombing attacks in the last 24 hours.

City officials also accused Russian forces and separatist militia of “deliberately firing on residential neighborhoods,” adding that a nearby university has been shelled by Russian forces, CNN reported.

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SOURCE: The Hill, Olafimihan Oshin