Ukrainian volunteers deliver aid to residents in Donetsk

STORY: Drobysheve saw heavy fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces until it was retaken by the Ukrainians around a month ago.

Russia had used nearby Lyman city as a logistics and transport hub for its operations in the north of the Donetsk region.

Piotr Kaszuwara, a Polish national, originally came to Ukraine as a journalist when Russia invaded in February of this year, but later started taking up volunteer work.

According to Kaszuwara, he is now focusing aid runs to Drobysheve since the area is still heavily mined and very few volunteer organisations are able to reach it.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy has promised more quick successes in the Donbas, which covers the Donetsk and Luhansk regions that are largely under Russian control.