(MENAFN- UkrinForm) In Mariupol, which is temporarily occupied by the Russian military, local residents have reported about a powerful explosion.
The Mariupol City Council wrote on Telegram, according to Ukrinform.
'A powerful blast in Mariupol! At 15:40, a loud explosion rang out in occupied Mariupol. The whole city heard it. Local residents reported this. Details will be provided later,' the city council said.
As Ukrinform reported, Mariupol experiences one of the biggest humanitarian catastrophes caused by Russia's aggression. The city was almost completely destroyed by enemy shelling.
Currently, Mariupol has no normal power, water and gas supplies. Since the beginning of the Russian invasion, up to 22,000 civilians have died in the city. More than 50,000 people have been deported to Russia and the temporarily occupied territories of Donetsk region.
Mariupol is on brink of environmental disaster and outbreak of infectious diseases.
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