'No one can take it': Residents near frontline in Donetsk region detail life until Russian shelling

Ukrainian soldiers prepare a self-propelled artillery vehicle Gvozdika to fire towards the Russian positions on the frontline in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Feb. 16, 2024.
Ukrainian soldiers prepare a self-propelled artillery vehicle Gvozdika to fire towards the Russian positions on the frontline in the Donetsk region, Ukraine, Feb. 16, 2024. Copyright Roman Chop via AP
By Valérie Gauriat
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Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine will enter its third year on Feb. 24.

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With the eastern city of Avdiivka captured by Russians in the Donetsk region, shelling has intensified on other towns and villages in the area.

Selydove, some 25 kilometres away from the frontline, is one of them. Over the last week, missiles destroyed a hospital and a residential area, killing at least 3 people and wounding at least 12. 

In the days after the attacks, Euronews caught up with some of the shell-shocked residents at a humanitarian distribution point where they received wooden panels, blankets and basic goods.

"Two missiles hit our street. The whole street was destroyed," Kateryna, a resident of Selydove whose house has been damaged by a Russian strike, told Euronews. 

"The shellings are intensifying, we didn't sleep this night. Until 4am in the morning there was shelling, shelling, shelling. We used to count them, now it's more than 30 a night," she added. "No one can take it."

Watch the full report in the video player above.

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