The brutal reality of Russian attacks in the Donbass region has been revealed by new footage from the town of Soledar in eastern Ukraine. As Putin shifted the focus of the Russian attack to the Donbass region, the city came under heavy Russian bombardment which destroyed much of its infrastructure. Special Envoy Alex Crawford visited the city and detailed the devastation caused to residential areas by advancing Russian forces.
Speaking for Sky News, she said: ‘Soledar has really been beaten in the last 48-72 hours.
Ms Crawfrod added: ‘All around took quite dramatic explosions and explosions.
The video footage captured by the journalist’s team shows buildings torn apart by the explosions of Russian weapons.
Ms Crawford continued: ‘This is the center of Soledar town in the Donbass region.
“President Zelensky talks about how Donbass is becoming hell – this is what hell looks like in Ukraine.”
Towns in the Donbass region have come under heavy Russian attack as Vladimir Putin has turned his attention to eastern Ukraine.
Following an unsuccessful siege of the Ukrainian capital, kyiv, Russia shifted the focus of the invasion to the Luhansk and Donetsk regions.
The Sky News correspondent claimed that invading Russian forces had targeted residential areas as part of their assault on the Donbass region.
“It’s not just administrative buildings, but also, it’s right in the center of a residential area.”
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He continued: “This is the area they want to take and the area they are desperately trying to capture to try and grab another piece of Donbass.
“Residents here, civilians here are subjected to absolute hell.”
Since the outbreak of war in February, the UN estimates that there have been 7,964 Ukrainian civilian casualties, including 3,778 dead,
In the Donetsk and Lugansk regions in particular, the UN recorded 4,326 civilian casualties, including 2,070 deaths.