Over a thousand people rallied in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on Sunday demanding that children be protected from Kiev’s assault, with posters reading “Save Donbass kids from the Ukrainian army!”
The “Protect Donbass Children” rally saw several hundreds come out on Sunday to the city center, many holding banners reading “No to the Ukrainian army,” “Slavic world without fascism” and “We are for peace“. Mothers with their kids, some injured women among them, demanded an end to the offensive in the region.
The military operation has not stopped after the Ukrainian elections, but has, in fact, intensified. Several children were reported injured in Slavyansk on May 30, after the Ukrainian military shelled the town’s residential area, with one of the shells hitting a children’s hospital. A couple of days earlier a school and a kindergarten were damaged by Kiev’s fire in Slavyansk.