Patrick Lancaster’s team listens to the experiences of distressed elderly civilians in SeveroDonetsk

Enlightening conversations with civilians who retreated to a bomb shelter built in 1972, but found its facilities severely degraded by time. 130 people lived there; most had just been evacuated the day before.

Attempting to be very brave but even the gentle man who shows them around is close to tears at the end as he relates how the foreign mercenaries tied him up and stole his phone, depriving him of contact with his family.

From the comments: “There is a small but crucial mistranslation. The guy with the glasses didn’t say “living near the trenches”. He said “living under Ukrops”. Which means that with the Russians came liberation from Ukrainian regime.”