Residents of the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol have told the BBC they are trying to survive a relentless barrage of Russian shelling that has smashed residential districts and cut off power and water supplies.
“There has been no light, no heat, and no water now for two full days and we have hardly any food left,” says Maxim, 27, an IT developer who was hiding in his grandparents’ apartment on Thursday morning.
“Food and medicine are not moving in Mariupol now. The local government tried to give [out] bread and water but it is gone,” he says. “I filled the bath with water before the water stopped. We have about five litres left.”