Ukraine pleads for more weapons, cholera spreads in Mariupol

  • Ukraine wants more artillery for battle in the east
  • Mariupol mayor fears thousands may die from cholera there
  • Food shortages caused by war could lead to hunger globally -U.N

KYIV, June 11 (Reuters) – Ukraine pleaded to Western countries for faster deliveries of weapons as better-armed Russian forces pounded the east of the country, and for humanitarian support to combat growing outbreaks of deadly diseases.

In Sievierodonetsk, the small city that has become the focus of Russia’s advance in eastern Ukraine and one of the bloodiest flashpoints in a war well into its fourth month, further heavy fighting was reported.

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