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‘90% of houses are damaged’: Russia’s Syria-honed tactics lay Ukraine towns to waste

Residents say shelling of Schastia and Volnovakha is revenge for standing up to ‘Russian aggression’

Happiness lies in ruins. This small town – Schastia in Ukrainian – has been out of the headlines since Moscow took its brutal war against civilians to the country’s biggest cities.

But it is here, and in nearby Volnovakha, that the illegal tactics of terrorising civilians for military aims, honed in Syria and then brought back so close to home, have reached a grim apotheosis.

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