Death toll rises among civilian population in Mariupol – city council
The death rate among civilians in Mariupol is on the rise, according to Mariupol City Council Deputy Dmytro Zabavin. He highlighted the challenging living conditions contributing to this increase
He stated it on the Espreso TV channel.
"Regrettably, the death rate among civilians in Mariupol is rising. The primary cause is the difficult living conditions. In Mariupol, people lack proper medical care, and the city is still inadequately heated. Similar conditions were experienced last winter. Consequently, many, especially the elderly, cannot endure such circumstances and are succumbing to them," Zabavin explained.
Additionally, Zabavin noted that the occupiers continually transport military personnel and equipment through Mariupol, primarily toward the Zaporizhzhia region.
However, he pointed out their logistical challenges, stating, "They still encounter problems; the road capacity is insufficient for the substantial transfer of equipment."
- Petro Andryushchenko, an adviser to the mayor of Mariupol, reported that over 20 tractors carrying tanks and other tracked heavy equipment from the Russian Federation were observed in the city. These were reportedly being sent toward Berdyansk in the Zaporizhzhia region.
- As of October 19, Andryushchenko mentioned a depletion of Russian reserves and a slowdown in the movement of personnel and equipment.