The city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine remains virtually cut off without access to food supplies, power and water; fighting and strikes continue to target Luhansk, leading to more civilian casualties and injuries, the city administration said on Thursday.
"Citizens have said that the eastern part of Luhansk came under heavy fire on August 13. According to eyewitnesses, a large number of civilians were killed or injured as a result of the strikes. These figures are being verified," it said. Luhansk has been without access to power, water and mobile or fixed telephone services for the 12th day. Water supplies were resumed in some parts of the city for short periods of time. Despite the critical situation, local producers continue to bake bread. Municipal workers are clearing litter from the streets of the city. Luhansk is not receiving any food, medicine or fuel. All banks are closed, and salaries and pensions are not being paid in the city. says the report.