Russia has destroyed nearly every building in Ukraine’s Avdiivka, report says

A new report found that Russian bombings have destroyed nearly every building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Avdiivka.

The Centre for Information Resilience, an independent non-profit group that exposes and tracks human rights abuses and war crimes, detailed in its report the extent to which civilian infrastructure across the city has been flattened. Russian strikes have hit 17 of Avdiivka’s educational institutions, nine of its 11 medical clinics, all five of its churches and its three major supermarkets, as well as extensive strikes on residential tower blocks.

Avdiivka has been a central battleground in Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine,” Belen Carrasco Rodriguez, who spearheaded the project, wrote in the report.

“The bombardment of the city has been relentless – almost no building in the city centre has been left unscathed, with nearly all critical civilian infrastructure like schools, hospitals and supermarkets largely destroyed or damaged.”

— Natasha Turak

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