Empty playgrounds, bombed out buildings and discarded tanks appear almost all that's left of a small Ukrainian town.

Volnovakha, in Donetsk region, eastern Ukraine, is in ruins because of the Russia-Ukraine war.

It did have 22,000 inhabitants.

Donetsk is one of the areas where fighting between separatists and Ukrainian forces has been taking place since 2014. Volnovakha was in the government-controlled part of the region until the Russian invasion.