“Unsanitary conditions are growing” in Severodonetsk and “there is not enough water and not enough food” in the city, said Roman Vlasenko, head of the city’s regional administration, APA reports citing CNN.
Vlasenko added that there are also issues with gas and electricity supplies.
He described the living situation as “very sad” for those that have remained even though “there are not many people left there.”
A sign in the city was repainted from Ukrainian to Russian colors on Monday.
Vlasenko said that “pressure continues on pro-Ukrainian activists” and that they continue to face serious challenges.