Kyiv are under siege, "starving," and forced to drink sewage

Ukrainian MP says civilians in Kyiv are under siege, "starving," and forced to drink sewage as the city continues to be bombarded by Russian attacks

Kyiv faces a barrage of Russian missile strikes and suffers from food shortages.

Civilians in Kyiv are forced to hide in basements and metro stations

Ukrainian politician Lesia Vasylenko said the dire situation is starving

A Ukrainian politician said the situation in the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, is so desperate that people are starving and forced to drink sewage.

The city faces Russian missile strikes and suffers severe food and water shortages.

Ukrainian politician Lesia Vaslenko said civilians in Kyiv are "forced to stay in basements and metro stations" as they try to find shelter from Vladimir Putin's bombs.

Speaking to Radio Times, she added: "People are already starving without food and drinking sewage.

While the Russian advance toward Kyiv remains stalled by Ukrainian military fighting, the ongoing bombing has led the city authorities to declare a new 35-hour curfew.

Kyiv Mayor Vitali Klitschko said the curfew would start at 8 p.m. Local time Saturday through 7 a.m. Monday, with locals, we were only allowed to leave their homes to reach a bomb shelter.

Klitschko said that stores, pharmacies, gas stations, and public transport would not operate during the curfew.

Vasylenko also noted the "atrocities" being committed throughout Ukraine, including in the besieged port city of Mariupol.

She noted how up to 15,000 civilians had been forcibly relocated from the Left Bank district of Mariupol since it was captured by Russian forces earlier this week.

"In Mariupol, thousands of people are forcibly deported across the border into Russia apparently to safety, but then they are expelled in an unknown direction, and no one hears from them again," Vasylenko said.

"So the atrocities are the same everywhere."

Authorities in Mariupol have warned an estimated 100,000 people still in the city facing a desperate plight without food, water, or electricity.

Mariupol has seen some of the fiercest fightings since Putin ordered his armies into Ukraine on February 24. And the Russian forces bombarded the city indiscriminately, which led to the destruction of large areas of the city.

Officials say at least 2,400 civilians have been killed in the southern port city, but the real casualties are feared to be much higher. One official said earlier this month that he feared as many as 20,000 people could be killed.

On Friday, the United Nations said it had received information about mass graves in the city, which was the site of a devastating Russian raid on a theater that killed 300 people.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has accused the West of lacking courage as his country battles the Russian invasion and has appealed for fighter jets and tanks to maintain their defense in a conflict that has led to a war of attrition.

After US President Joe Biden met senior Ukrainian officials in Poland on Saturday, Zelensky criticized "the table tennis in the West about who and how should hand us planes and other defensive weapons" as Russian missile attacks kill and spread.

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