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According to the UN, the number of these who killed in this conflict
over the past 2 weeks has doubled. Approximately 60 people getting
wounded or killed daily. RT correspondent Marina Finoshina met with
citizens of Lugansk - one of the most affected cities.
Kiev calls everything what is happening on the east of Ukraine as large-scale-counter-terrorist operation. However, these who fighting against Kiev stating that they are fighting for liberation of their region from invaders and occupants. But most affected ones in this conflict are civilians. According to them it is "senseless violence"
Lugansk is one of the largest cities on the east of Ukraine and it is almost ruined, but artillery still bombarding it. And they are aiming not only residential areas, yesterday there was direct hit in one of the graves on one of the main city cemeteries.
Dmitriy and his family have come under the fire then they were trying to get some water from the stream outside of the city.
Security is not the only thing you cannot get in Lugansk now. People with whom we were able to speak, told that they are missing a lot of things they need for normal life. Humanitarian aid provided by city authorities is not something easy to get.
Handwritten note, hanging on the tree in one of the most bombarded districts of Lugansk invites everyone who wants to leave the city to gather in certain place. But these who stayed, apparently not in a hurry to pack their bags. At the same time there are these who want to leave but cannot do it.
Few hours after our team returned back to Russia, we became aware about fierce fighting that took place on the road on which we were travelling. People who were interviewed in Lugansk became trapped in surrounded city.