Russian-Ukrainian war: Ukraine implores for weapons; cholera spreads in Mariupol


Ukraine has requested to the western nations for faster delivery of weapons as the country in taking on a mighty state, Russia. Russian forces, as per the latest updates, are attacking the east of Ukraine which has compelled Ukraine to seek military aid from the western world. Not only this, deadly diseases like cholera is also spreading rapidly in parts of Mariupol which has further worsened the situation for the embattled country.

Currently, Sievierodonetsk a small town has become the focus of Russia’s attack in eastern Ukraine which is one of the bloodiest flashpoints in the war that has entered in its fourth month. Ukrainian officials say that the war in the east, where Russia has shifted its focus is now an artillery battle in which the country is outgunned. That simply means the tables could be turned if US and allies keep their promise of military aid and send more and better weaponry, including rocket systems. 

Vadym Skibitsky, Ukraine’s deputy head of military intelligence, told the a British newspaper “this is an artillery war now. Everything now depends on what (the West) gives us. Ukraine has one artillery piece to 10 to 15 Russian artillery pieces.”

Germany, one of largest weapon supplier to Ukraine since the onset of the ongoing war, is being criticised by Ukraine for being slow in its supply of heavy weapons. However, Germany is thinking of revising its rules on arms export to make it easier and faster for arm democracies like Ukraine, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. 

Germany, among the largest suppliers of weapons since Russia invaded but criticised for being slow to supply the heavy weaponry Kyiv says it needs, plans to revise its rules on arms exports to make it easier to arm democracies like Ukraine, Der Spiegel reported on Friday. The mayor of Mariupol, which has reduced to ruins by Russian invasion, said sanitation systems were broken and corpses were rotting in the streets. 

To the south, the mayor of Mariupol – reduced to ruins by a Russian siege – said sanitation systems were broken and corpses were rotting in the streets. “There is an outbreak of dysentery and cholera,” Vadym Boichenko told national television. “The war which took over 20,000 residents … unfortunately, with these infection outbreaks, will claim thousands more Mariupolites,” he said, adding some wells had been contaminated by corpses.

He also called on the United Nations and the International Committee of the Red Cross to establish a humanitarian corridor to allow remaining residents to leave the city, which is now under Russian control.


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