26 July 2023
‘This will be a part of our lives forever’
At the beginning of March 2022, Moshchun was fully surrounded by Russian forces. Enemy artillery began to destroy local homes.
19 July 2023
Russian tanks fired upon civilians
Nadiia Korcheva is from the village of Zalissia. The Russians smashed everything around, robbed homes, mined vegetable gardens and shot civilians from tanks.
11 July 2023
‘Do not look! Our house is burning’
Liudmyla Shevchenko lives in Moshchun. The house they struggled to build, in which three generations of the family lived, burned down before her eyes. All they managed to save were documents.
04 July 2023
The Most Densely Populated Hood Shelled by Russia
Kharkiv local government estimates that around 70% of buildings in Northern Saltivka, one of the city’s residential neighbourhoods, have been destroyed as a result of Russia’s indiscriminate shelling, mostly during the first 6 months of the invasion of Ukraine.
28 June 2023
‘Go pack and get out of here’
After the occupation of the village Velyka Dymerka, the Russians drove a tank into Olha Lasa’s garden and hid in the cellar, kicking her, the owner, out into the street. A large hospitable house, where children and grandchildren visited, burned down.
25 June 2023
Downtown Kharkiv After a Missile Strike
In the evening of 06/05/2023 Russia once again attacked Kharkiv with missiles. One of them hit the central Rymarska Street. According to the mayor Ihor Terekhov, no one was injured.
24 June 2023
Mass Graves near Izium
After the liberation of Izium by Ukrainian forces, the spine-chilling aftermath of the Russian occupation was discovered in the local forest.
22 June 2023
The occupiers used the local people as human shields
Nina Kasiian lived in the village of Velyka Dymerka, in Kyiv Region. She left with her whole family when the village came under Russian occupation. The Russian military set up an observation point in her house. When they retreated, they stole everything that could be stolen.
15 June 2023
Shot from a machine gun in his own yard
Mykhailo Tepliuk from Bohdanivka was returning after visiting a neighbor when a Russian sitting on a tank started shooting at him. The first two bullets pierced his knee, the third bullet ripped off his hat and pierced his temple.
09 June 2023
‘Waving a white scarf toward a Russian tank’
Maryna Belkova lived in Bohdanivka, Kyiv region. To evacuate her family, she had to ask permission from the Russian military. Her son covered the car with white ribbons, and Marina walked ahead with a white scarf in her hands.
06 June 2023
A Psychologist Explains Russia’s Brutality In Ukraine
‘It is often spooky,’ says Alena Hrybanova describing her experience working with the people traumatized during the war in Ukraine.
28 March 2023
‘The village that’s like a ghost town’
Zinayida Kostenko lives in Moshchun, a village near Kyiv. From the very first days of the war, Russian artillery shelled the village. Preliminary estimates say 75% of Moshchun’s houses were completely destroyed.
20 March 2023
‘My life was completely wiped out,’ resident of Borodianka says
Halyna Khoroshchak was the victim of fierce bombing by Russian aircraft. They destroyed her apartment, and many of her friends were killed, injured, or went missing.
13 March 2023
‘They killed our friends, then they destroyed our homes’
The war caught Mykola Kostenko near Kyiv in his native village, Moshchun. On the first day of war, he says, he counted up to 15 enemy helicopters over his house. Soon, they began to wipe his village off the face of the earth.
07 March 2023
Voice of Victoria: Diary of a Kidnapped Teacher — Documentary
Victoria Andrusha is a teacher of mathematics and computer science. On March 25, 2022, she was abducted from her home in Stary Bykiv, Chernihiv Region.
28 February 2023
‘My son was injured when a Russian bomb exploded,’ Borodianka resident says
Iryna Oliinyk’s apartment in Borodianka (Kyiv Region) was totally destroyed by Russian bombs; her husband and son were both seriously injured.
23 February 2023
‘I watched Russian paratroopers landing in Hostomel’
Volodymyr Zaika lives in Moshchun (Kyiv Region). He witnessed terrible battles near Kyiv and describes how the Russians deliberately destroyed his village.
13 February 2023
‘We barely survived’ A resident of occupied Moshchun talks about the shelling
Svitlana lives in Moshchun, a village in the Kyiv Region. Moshchun was occupied by Russian troops during the very first days of the war. That wasn’t the worst, however: the village was practically wiped out by enemy artillery.
20 December 2022
Prison in Kherson: locals often heard screams from within
LIke in other cities under Russian occupation, extrajudicial prisons were used in Kherson to torture locals suspected of loyalty to Ukraine.
13 December 2022
Truncheons, stun guns, gas masks. A report from a Russian torture chamber in Izium
Russians tortured Ukrainian civilians and servicemen and held them captive under poor conditions. According to some reports, even minors were detained in underground bunkers.
02 December 2022
Pensioner from Makariv witnesses the death of his grandson
Yuriy Pladko recalls how his village was shelled in the spring. After the Russians were pushed back from Kyiv, residents of nearby villages began finding bodies. “When people were leaving, they didn’t see it. But when they were returning, that’s when they could see everything,” says Pladko, who’s own grandson was killed.
29 November 2022
Kharkiv resident: ‘A shell hit my grandson’s school’
Kateryna lived in Saltivka, a large residential area of Kharkiv. From the first day of the war until the liberation of Kharkiv Region, it was subject to regular shelling, especially in the north.
27 November 2022
Resident of Vuhledar forced to evacuate due to constant shelling
“The mines were exploding right next to me,” says Hanna Nuflik, who lived in a basement for more than a month while the “ground shook” in her city from the shelling. “I want peace, to live on my land, and I don’t want anything else!” — Hanna appeals to the Russians.