Photo by Olena Dolzhenko | Kharkiv city. May 15, 2022 | Barabashovo, the largest wholesale market for industrial goods in Eastern Europe. Due to heavy shelling by Russian artillery in March 2022, the market was completely burned out. Several thousand commercial pavilions were destroyed.
Russian forces intensified their shelling of key Ukrainian cities as they failed to make “any noteworthy progress” in seizing territory; citizens found it increasingly difficult to escape the bombardment.