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8 Jun 2022

Ukraine Russia war: Civilians fake death to escape Russian soldiers

Correspondent

Whilst the fierce fighting in the east of Ukraine has seen small territorial gains for Russia, it’s a different story on the southern front.

Russian forces took Kherson City and large parts of the region without much of a fight in the first days of the war, but now they are coming under pressure from a Ukrainian counter-offensive, with Ukrainian forces having pushed the Russians out of 20 villages so far.

Our team went to two of these liberated villages – Krasnivka and Pryhirya.

We spoke to Ukrainian civilians there living under Russian occupation, about their experiences.