The 2nd Mariupol in Severodonetsk, Popasna, Rubizhne, and Bakhmut Right Now

by Olha Povaliaieva
Sunday, May 22, 2022
The 2nd Mariupol in Severodonetsk, Popasna, Rubizhne, and Bakhmut Right Now

Occupiers destroy the cities of Lugansk and the Donetsk region, following the example of Mariupol

In Mariupol, Donetsk region, tens of thousands of people have been killed, more than 90% of the infrastructure has been destroyed and the humanitarian catastrophe is progressing. Alive in the city are those who have smiled fortune. But these people cannot leave because of the actions of the occupier or the absolute poverty that the war has brought. Now the occupiers have turned their attention to repeating Mariupol’s script.

Such abuse of people and destruction of all structures occurs in Severodonetsk, Popasna, Rubizhne (Luhansk region), and Bakhmut (Donetsk region).

5-8 people die daily in the Luhansk region due to Russian missiles and ground-based military installations. On 19 May, 13 people were killed by Russian shelling. Not captured territories of the Donetsk region, such as Bakhmut and neighboring Soledar, are subjected to missile attacks. There are also the first bodies.

People who can’t get out of cities live without water and light. The occupiers destroyed all signs of civilization in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions at the beginning of the war. Now the Russian military is actively saving Ukrainian cities from mobile communication, so some settlements can receive information and communicate with relatives over the internet.

"According to preliminary estimates, 3.188 high-rise buildings and 8.100 private estates were partially or destroyed," the head of the Lugansk regional military administration Serhii Haidai reported on his Telegram page in May 20.

It is noted that the occupiers are directing their forces to the destruction of residential areas, not to military positions.

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