Donetsk city of Donbass is about 100 kilometers from the city of Rostov-on-Don in the southern region of Russia. In the name of this city, Russian President Putin declared war on Ukraine and declared a separate Donetsk nation. Apart from Donetsk, another province of Donbass, Luhansk, has also been declared independent by Putin.
Signs of destruction in Ukraine, accused of targeting innocents
As soon as we entered the city of Donetsk, we saw a grounded multi-storey apartment building. According to the information, during the war, Ukraine had fired a Tochka missile at this building. In this attack, 20 people living in the residential building lost their lives. Underneath the building lies complete debris, from glass windows and doors to ruined fridges, coolers, pillows and household items. The Russian army and local people allege that there was no military camp or activity of any kind, yet Ukraine targeted innocent civilians here.
Everything seems normal from the border of Russia to the city of Donetsk. Cars are running on the roads, buses and other things are also running. People are going to their office and work. On streets and buildings, however, the national flag of Russia as well as the flag of the new Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) are visible. road And on the highway, check-posts of the Russian army and Donetsk militia, ie rebels, are visible everywhere. But there are definitely bunkers for soldiers on both sides of the road.
Ukrainian army expelled from Donetsk
According to the Russian army, Russian troops and the Russian-backed Donetsk militia, ie rebels ‘dominate’, so far ahead of Donetsk city, so here now Ukraine’s army Not there. That is, the soldiers of Ukraine have been expelled from here. But every part of the city has been heavily guarded by Russian soldiers and rebels in their possession. As soon as you reach the outskirts of Donetsk city, the scene changes completely. Here the villages of the villages and the towns of the towns are seen desolate. Houses have fallen for about half a kilometer from a line. All of them have become targets of bombings and missiles. People here are without homes and are forced to take shelter in public places.
At the same time here we saw a school where the people of Donetsk were celebrating independence from Ukraine. The school is completely destroyed in the bombing. But school children and parents are together to celebrate their unity day. The flag of Donetsk is erected with the Russian flag and people are singing their freedom songs here. The head of the Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) ie the new country, Denis Pushlin, also addressed the international media present in the city of Donetsk and told how much damage Donetsk has suffered in the last 46 days.
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