Claims from a mysterious Facebook post, purporting to be from the embattled Ukrainian defenders of the besieged southern port city of Mariupol, have been denied by the deputy mayor Serhiy Orlov.
The post, published Monday on the unofficial page of the 36th Separate Marine Brigade, says the unit is running low on ammo and heading towards its “last battle”.
According to the BBC, the post reads,”What follows is death for some and captivity for others.” Adding that the unit has not been resupplied since the battle for the city began.
Some Ukrainian observers, however, have cast doubt about the authenticity of the post, which is written in Russian.
Others continue to insist the post is real.
Ukrainian officials have said their forces are holding out against Russia in Mariupol, with the deputy major saying “the battle continues”.