Since Russia invaded Ukraine on the finish of February, it has seized tens of hundreds of sq. kilometers of Ukrainian territory together with main cities like Kherson, Melitopol and Mariupol. Whereas many civilians have fled, those that stay in Russian occupied territory try to proceed with their lives regardless of the continuing battle.
The Kremlin seems to be pushing forward with makes an attempt to combine the seized areas of Ukraine with the introduction of the Russian ruble, the opening of Russian cell phone suppliers and distribution of Russian passports to individuals on the bottom.
Many city areas – just like the port metropolis of Mariupol – have been badly broken in combating and key infrastructure was destroyed, leaving many penniless and struggling to seek out even meals.
Right here’s a have a look at what it likes to stay on the Russian aspect of the entrance line in Ukraine: