Footage reveals tragic reality of Donbas: ‘This is what hell in Ukraine looks like’ | World | News

The brutal reality of Russian assaults in the Donbas area has been revealed by new footage from the city of Soledar in Eastern Ukraine.

As Putin has shifted the main focus of the Russian assault towards the Donbas area, the city has develop into the topic of fierce Russian bombing which has destroyed a lot of its infrastructure.

Special correspondent Alex Crawford visited the city and detailed the devastation precipitated to residential areas by advancing Russian forces.

Speaking for Sky News, she stated: “Soledar has really been pummelled in the last 48 to 72 hours.”

Ms Crawfrod added: “All around has taken some fairly dramatic explosions and blasts.”

The video footage captured by the reporter’s staff confirmed buildings ripped aside by the blasts of Russian weaponry.

Ms Crawford continued: “This is the centre of the town of Soledar, in the Donbas region.

“President Zelensky talks about how the Donbas is being turned into a hell – this is what hell in Ukraine looks like.”

Towns in the Donbas area have suffered vicious Russian assaults as Vladimir Putin has turned his consideration to Eastern Ukraine.

Following an unsuccessful siege on Ukraine’s capital metropolis, Kyiv, Russia has shifted the main focus of the invasion to the Luhansk and Donetsk areas.

The Sky News correspondent claimed invading Russian forces had focused residential areas as half of their assault on the Donbas area.

“These are not just administrative buildings, but also, it’s right in the centre of a residential area.”

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He continued: “This is the area that they want to take and the area that they’re desperately trying to capture to try and grab another bit of Donbas.

“The residents here, the civilians here are being put through absolute hell.”

Since the outbreak of the battle in February the UN estimates there have been 7,964 casualties of Ukrainian civilians, together with 3,778 deaths,

In the Donetsk and Luhansk areas particularly, the UN recorded 4,326 civilian casualties, together with 2,070 fatalities.

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