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Russia | The Guardian: ‘A shot went through my cheek’: the human cost of Ukraine’s defence

As invasion continues with western arms deliveries smaller than hoped, ordinary Ukrainians are facing full weight of Russian artillery

Oleksandr’s war lasted only a week. The 36-year-old, a Ukrainian electrician working in Gdansk, hurried back to join up after Russia invaded and was deployed on 10 May to guard a chest-high trench in Donbas against the odds.

“We were shelled constantly during the day. There was not 10 minutes without Russian shelling,” he said, describing a fearful human cost: “Every day one person was killed and another couple wounded. Big losses, really big losses.”

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