"Destroy according to the Mariupol scenario": what the cities of Luhansk region look like

Luhansk region

Author of the photo, Luhansk OVA

The shelling and clashes in Luhansk region do not stop. The Russian army is attacking Severodonetsk and Lysychansk. Practically destroyed by shelling Rubizhne and Popasna.

Serhiy Haidai, the head of the Luhansk Regional State Administration , told about it.

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A resident of Belogorovka examines destroyed houses. Many residents of the region left due to constant shelling

More than 11,000 houses in the Luhansk region have been partially or completely destroyed.

“According to preliminary estimates, 3,188 high-rise buildings and 8,100 private estates were partially or completely destroyed,” Gaidai said.

He noted that the cities of Luhansk region are destroyed according to the Mariupol scenario – more than 60 houses per day.

Author of the photo, Luhansk OVA

Author of the photo, Luhansk OVA

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88-year-old Claudia Kushnir is sitting in a shelter in Severodonetsk

The second Mariupol

“Rubizhne divided the fate of Mariupol. The industrial city was completely destroyed, there are no surviving buildings, many houses cannot be restored. There are cemeteries in the yards,” the head of the OBA said.

Author of the photo, Luhansk OVA

Before the war, more than 60,000 people lived here. To date, some of them have been evacuated to safe cities in Ukraine, others have been taken to Russia or the occupied territories, and some are being held hostage in the city’s basements, Gaidai said.

The head of the OBA showed a photo of the destroyed city and added that Rubizhne will have to be built almost from scratch.

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The shelling of Rubizhne in April – a photo taken from a neighboring village

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Those who hoisted this white flag in the courtyard of the House of Culture in Rubezhnoye probably hoped that it would protect them.

“Infrastructure destroyed”

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66-year-old Alla Poladyuk is preparing to eat on the street. At the moment when the photographer was taking this picture, Severodonetsk was fired upon again. One of the women, hearing these sounds, runs to the shelter, the other – faces the explosions

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A resident of Lysychansk stands at the entrance to the basement of a kindergarten, where you can hide in case of shelling

Russia has destroyed 348 infrastructure facilities, shut down 3,408 enterprises in Luhansk region, Gaidai wrote in a telegram channel . projects, 15 social institutions, 37 health care institutions and 62 cultural institutions, as well as 6 administrative buildings, 7 railway stations and 35 life support facilities. ”

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Belogorivka, May 13

According to Gaidai, thousands of individual entrepreneurs have lost their businesses in the region and are unable to work. 3,408 enterprises, including 479 industrial ones, were shut down. “The estimated total amount of direct losses due to the Russian aggression is 3.1 billion hryvnias,” the head of the OVA summed up.

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Halyna, 65, lived in this house in Severodonetsk, but the shelling damaged her room. And the woman moved to the car in front of the house. And now he lives in it

Russia, on the other hand, has announced its intention to “liberate” the territory of the self-proclaimed “Luhansk People’s Republic” in the near future and is setting up a headquarters to rebuild Donbass.

Earlier, Russia said it was seeking to expand the borders of the self-proclaimed “republics” in eastern Ukraine to the administrative borders of Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

The fiercest battles between Russia and Ukraine are currently taking place in these areas.

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