War in Ukraine. Russian attacks on civilians in Donetsk. Survivors’ accounts

On Saturday, Russian forces opened fire on the entire front line in southeastern Ukraine’s Donetsk region and nearby towns, local officials said. Reuters reached out to people in the region who lost loved ones in Saturday’s attacks. – How many more will die? When will it end? One of the survivors was surprised when his mother-in-law covered her body with a blanket.

MyrosÅ‚aw Soczenko stood in the front garden of his grandmother’s house in one of the towns of the Donetsk region and saw her body lying on the bare ground. He was holding back tears. – I have nothing to say. I should go there and kill Putin myself, said the dejected man.

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Oksana Kaselska covered her mother-in-law’s body with a blanket before tending to the injured dog. She sat down on the bench to rest. What can you do now? Thread. How many more will die? When will it end? She was surprised to hear another siren in the distance.

A woman’s body in her own backyardReuters

In another courtyard, an old woman named Lena was lying quietly on the verandah of her house, nursing her badly injured beggar named Heera. The woman said her relatives were told to evacuate after the Russian invasion began. – The children left and the grandmother stayed at home. One of my grandsons is three months old. I asked them to leave as soon as the war started, she recalls.

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However, she decided to be alone.

– I grew up here, I will die here. This is my homeland, this is my city. I won’t give it up. Well, hero? The woman gently stroked her dog’s head. – Let her die. She suffered a lot – she added.

Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine

Ukrainian officials summed up the tragic balance of Saturday’s attacks.

Residential districts Konstantinovka At least five shots were fired. So far, one person is known to have been killed and 18 injured. Marjinka was a person and died in the village of Perejizne. 4 people were injured in the village ZaitsevAnd one Beregiznem. In addition, Russian forces fired at least 10 times AvdivkaThe attacks were also targeted Pavlivka And Novoselivka. Earlier, Kyrylenko told the BBC that four civilians had been killed as a result of Russian shelling Sivierska.

Cities were also shelled Kharkov, Mykolive And Krivi Rih. In Kharkiv, Russian missiles hit residential areas. “Three civilians, including a child, have been hospitalized,” said Ole Tsinihubov, head of authorities in the Kharkiv region. Four more injured persons were treated at the spot. According to Syniehubov, 30 percent of the oblast is now under Russian occupation.

As a result of the fire Curved corner Two women were killed and three others, including the father of one, were injured. – A 43-year-old man is in hospital. This is the dead girl’s father. How can he tell that his child is not there? – Valentyn Rezniczenko, head of Dnipropetrovsk region, was surprised.

Meanwhile, in Kherson Oblast, Vlykoleksandriv hromada was shelled, resulting in no electricity, water and gas supplies and no internet. Borozene hromada is also out of gas, Kherson district officials said on Facebook

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