Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: The Donetsk region

Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military civil administration, explains the preparations in his region, the progress with evacuating residents, and how Russia could be stopped.

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine: The Donetsk region

— Pavlo Kyrylenko, head of the Donetsk regional military civil administration, explains the preparations in his region, the progress with evacuating residents, and how Russia could be stopped.

He says fighting is essential as he believes the Russian aggression will not stop unless Ukrainians counter it, and that protecting lives is the most important priority.

Russia has officially announced its intention to seize the entire Donetsk region, and Russian occupants have already all but destroyed Mariupol and Volnovakha while other towns in the region are constantly under shelling.