Civilians Erect Holiday Tree in Bakhmut Despite Intense Fighting

Civilians were preparing to celebrate the New Year in Bakhmut, Ukraine, despite heavy fighting in the eastern city, according to a report by Current Time.

According to Current Time, this footage shows volunteers erecting a “New Year’s tree” that had been hit by shrapnel.

“All I want to find under the tree is peace, and to forget the terrible moments we have experienced,” a woman says toward the end of the video, according to a Current Time translation. Credit: Current Time via Storyful