20th May, 2022
Russian forces have bombarded areas of Ukraine’s eastern Donbas from land and air, killing at least 13 civilians, Ukraine’s military said on Friday.
President Volodymyr Zelensky also said the assaults had turned the region into “hell”.
Zelensky on Thursday launched a bitter diatribe against Russia’s relentless bombardment of the Donbas, saying “it’s like hell there”.
Mr. Zelensky accused Moscow of carrying out “brutal” and “senseless” attacks as it intensified its offensive in the country’s east following the withdrawal of its troops from around the country’s capital, Kyiv.
Allegations of genocide were also repeated by the Ukrainian president, accusing Vladimir Putin’s forces of attempting to kill as many Ukrainians and do as much damage as possible.
He said that while Ukrainian forces were continuing to liberate the Kharkiv region to the east of Kyiv, Russia was trying to exert even more terrors.