Eight civilians were killed in Russian shelling in eastern Ukraine on Sunday as Moscow’s forces push deeper into the eastern Donetsk region, the regional governor said.
Russia’s military leaders are pouring troops and equipment into the east of Ukraine in an attempt to force a bloody victory there after they abandoned plans to blitz through Ukraine’s north and seize Kyiv earlier in the war.
The town of Lyman, located a mere 15 miles from the Donetsk region’s northernmost city of Slovyansk and 30 miles from the city of Izyum in the Kharkiv region, was the site of five of the civilian deaths.
‘On May 1, four civilians were killed in Russian shelling in the Donetsk region, all in Lyman. Eleven other people were injured,’ governor Pavlo Kyrylenko said on Telegram, later adding another person…
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