The city of 430,000 has been under siege for nine days. Russia wanted to annihilate the people there, stated Ukrainian Deputy Prime Minister Iryna Wereshchuk. The suffering of the civilian population is indeed unbearable. Despite the agreed cease-fire, Russian missiles landed again. The dead were hastily buried in the approximately 25 meter long ditch on the outskirts of the city.
More than 70 bodies have been buried there since the action began on Tuesday. About half of the people died in the intense shelling of the city, according to a local journalist who visited the cemetery. Others died of natural causes, but the situation in the city made it impossible to arrange ordinary burials.
Also on the central Ukrainian city Dnipro According to the state rescue service, there have been airstrikes on civilian targets again. A kindergarten, an apartment building and a two-story shoe factory were hit.