Civilians wounded as buildings hit in Kramatorsk

STORY: The governor said overnight shelling damaged nine residential buildings and a school.

After failing to capture the capital Kyiv in the early weeks of a war that has killed thousands and flattened cities, Russia has accelerated attacks on Ukraine's east and south.

In footage filmed by Ukrainian broadcaster Inter TV channel, residents of Kramatorsk were cleaning debris and evaluating the damage caused.

Police officers could be seen speaking with wounded witnesses near the site.

One woman, who wished to not be named, said she and her husband were lucky to be alive after the building they were in was hit during the night.

Russia calls its actions in Ukraine a "special operation" to disarm Ukraine and protect it from fascists. Ukraine and the West say the fascist allegation is baseless and that the war is an unprovoked act of aggression.

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