Mariupol: Search for food hits desperation as shopkeeper confronts looters | Ukraine-Russia war

Civilians in the besieged port of Mariupol in southeastern Ukraine are anxiously waiting for news of evacuation efforts as they struggle to survive in a city where bodies have been left uncollected on the streets.

Mariupol has been without water, heat, sanitary systems or phones for several days, one of the most desperate scenes of the nearly two-week-old war.

An estimated 200,000 people - nearly half the population of 430,000 - hope to flee the city.

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Russia is fighting hard for control of the port, which would ensure a land route to the Crimean Peninsula that it annexed in 2014.Subscribe to The Telegraph on YouTube ►

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