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Video shows death on the streets of Ukraine town at heart of new Russian offensive

Video shows death on the streets of Ukraine town at heart of new Russian offensive

Just three miles from the Russian border, the town of Vovchansk has become the focal point of the new Russian offensive in the Kharkiv region.

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Bodies lie in the pockmarked streets, smoke billows from the ruins of homes, fences sit flattened: A new video offers a rare view inside a front-line city that has taken on the brunt of the fighting as Russia presses on with its offensive in northern Ukraine.

Ukrainian authorities have reported that the town of Vovchansk, with a pre-war population of around 17,000, has been devastated since Moscow’s troops swept across the border and opened a new front in the Kharkiv region earlier this month. Located just three miles from the Russian border, the town has become the focal point of the offensive, and has seen intense street fighting and shelling that Kyiv says has left Russian forces “bogged down.”

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