Cruise missiles fired from a Russian submarine in the Black Sea hit civilian parts of the city, including an office building and residential buildings, according to media reports, citing Ukrainian authorities.
Dozens of civilians have been killed in Ukraine in the past 24 hours.
With increasing attacks on civilian infrastructure, millions of people are deprived of access to basic services, including water and electricity.
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“The Secretary General condemns all attacks on civilians or civilian infrastructure and reiterates his call for responsibility for such violations,” the statement said.
Millions without basic services
UN humanitarians report that in the past 24 hours, strikes have resulted in casualties and damage to civilian infrastructure in Zaporizhzhya, Mykolaiv and in several parts of the Donetska region, located to the east.
Hostilities have destroyed more critical infrastructure, leaving millions of people without access to health services, water, electricity and gas, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters in New York.
“In Mariupol, people have limited access to drinking water, at just five liters per person per week, according to Ukrainian authorities,” he said.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has warned of the city’s high risk of cholera, although no cases have been reported so far.
Across Ukraine, nearly 800 settlements are without electricity, and more than 230,000 families, businesses and others are without gas. The Donetsk region, or oblast, has been the hardest hit, according to authorities.
UN agencies continue to support people across Ukraine, and those who have fled the country, following the Russian invasion that began on February 24.