REPORT – For eight days, the Russian army has been bombarding this Ukrainian position more and more. Villages scattered across the countryside are also bombed.
Special representative for Kamianske and Zaporijjia
The road that winds through the fields across the Konka River used to be a vacation route for many Ukrainians, leading to Mariupol, Melitopol or other coastal towns, and today it is no longer just used to go to hell. There is one checkpoint where you need to stop longer than the previous ones: it is the penultimate one before the end of the Zaporizhia “free” zone. The entire south is occupied by the Russian army. Artillery strikes thunder. A column of vehicles is waiting: to pass you need a green light from the soldiers, who themselves are informed about the safety of passage of soldiers to positions closer to the fighting.
Next to it, a disused gas station bears witness to a world that has been extinct for three and a half months: Large signs with young women in bikinis boast about chalets by the river. The wall of the station’s small grocery store is covered in graffiti: “Death to the Russian occupiers!” Or…
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