Ukraine’s defence ministry says Russian forces are continuing to attack the east of the country.
As Russian forces are pressing into the eastern city of Slovyansk, Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford said that the nearby town of Lyman was already under heavy attack.
“The shelling was too heavy,” Stratford said as he tried to access the city. Families are sheltering in bunkers and a crater was seen in the center of the town, Stratford reported, citing people fleeing Lyman.
But there are also those trying to enter the town despite Russian attacks: “We have no choice, our home is there and we can’t afford to live in Dnipro,” a family told Stratford, highlighting the amount of challenges displaced people are facing.
Al Jazeera’s Charles Stratford reports from Slovyansk in eastern Ukraine.
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