London warns of cholera outbreak in Mariupol

Released on 10.06.1995

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The humanitarian situation in the Russian-occupied areas such as Mariupol is sometimes catastrophic. Now London fears that deadly diseases will spread more – and refers to individual cholera cases.


In view of the difficult humanitarian situation in the Russian-occupied areas of Ukraine, Great Britain has warned of the spread of deadly diseases such as cholera.

There is probably already a critical shortage of medicines in the southern Ukrainian city of Cherson, the Ministry of Defense announced in London on Friday. There is a threat of a cholera outbreak in the port city of Mariupol. “Medical services in Mariupol are likely already on the verge of collapse. A major cholera outbreak in Mariupol will further exacerbate this.” In the Ukraine there was 1995 a severe cholera epidemic and since then there have been repeated outbreaks, especially in the south-eastern Ukrainian region around Mariupol on the Azov river Sea.

“Russia is struggling to provide basic public services to the population in the Russian-occupied territories,” the ministry said. “Access to clean drinking water is inconsistent, telephone and Internet services continue to be severely disrupted.”

Regarding the situation in eastern Ukraine, the ministry announced that fighting for the city of Sievjerodonetsk continued . “Russia again controls most of the city, but its forces have made little progress in attempting to encircle the wider area from the north and south.”

Since the start of the Russian war of aggression against Ukraine, the British government regularly releases intelligence information on the course of the war of aggression in an unusually open manner. Moscow accuses London of a targeted disinformation campaign. (dpa)

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