Russian forces step up east Ukraine campaign, more wounded leave Mariupol bastion

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the Donbas region to the southeast has been completely destroyed, as it has become the recent focus of the Russian offensive

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5/20/2022 3:45:00 PM

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelenskiy says the Donbas region to the southeast has been completely destroyed, as it has become the recent focus of the Russian offensive

Russian forces bombarded areas of Ukraine's eastern Donbas region from land and air on Friday, destroying houses in residential districts and killing a number of civilians, Ukrainian officials said.

RegisterAs the war neared its three-month mark, the Ukrainian military said massive artillery barrages, including from multiple rocket-launchers, had hit civilian infrastructure in the Donbas region bordering Russia."We do not know how many people died, because it is simply impossible to go through and look at every apartment," he said.

Reuters could not independently verify the reports and Russia denies targeting civilians.DONBAS FOCUSAlmost a third of Ukraine's people have fled their homes, including more than 6 million who have left the country, while others remain trapped in cities pulverised by Russian bombardments.

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