In news from Ukraine, the governor of the eastern province of Donetsk has urged more than 350,000 residents to evacuate as Russian forces attack areas across the region. Russia is focusing its assault on Donetsk after taking full control of the neighboring Luhansk region. The two areas make up what’s known as the Donbas region. Residents in Donetsk have reported coming under intense shelling.
Natalya Koreneva: “They’re shelling everywhere now. But I don’t really want to leave my home behind. I have a child. I hope someday this will stop. I hope for peace. I hope they stop shelling, that we can move around the city calmly, walk around, and go to the sea one day.”