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Ukraine plans for ‘complete transformation’ of six war-hit towns

A rescuer walks during a search operation for bodies under the rubble of a building destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, in Borodianka, Kyiv region, Ukraine, on 11th April, 2022.

Kyiv, Ukraine Reuters Ukraine will seek the “complete transformation” of six towns that have been badly damaged in Russia’s full-scale invasion under a reconstruction programme announced by Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal on Tuesday. Kyiv’s Western partners are preparing to pour billions of dollars into Ukraine to support reconstruction efforts after 14 months of war. A […]

Year after Kyiv area massacres, police struggle to find those still missing

Volunteers carty the bodies of people who were buried by a local resident during the Russian occupation of the town of Borodyanka last year, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, after an exhumation at the town's cemetery, outside of Kyiv, Ukraine, March 2, 2023. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko

Borodianka, Ukraine Reuters In a corner of Borodianka’s town cemetery, the bodies of three men lay buried for a year, to no one’s knowledge in the town 55 kilometres north-west of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv. The three men, one of whom police have so far tentatively identified, are the latest confirmed dead civilians from Russian […]

Three churches in Ukraine contemplate faith, hope and charity

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Borodianka, Ukraine AP It’s almost Easter in Ukraine, where a trio of churches on the far edges of the capital considered faith, hope and charity on Sunday. In Bucha, shocked into silence by atrocities that left bodies in the streets, about two dozen of the faithful gathered for the service while the exhumation of bodies continued from […]

Borodianka razed: Ukraine’s Zelenskiy says situation ‘more dreadful’ than Bucha

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Borodianka, Ukraine Reuters Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said on Thursday the situation in the town of Borodianka was “significantly more dreadful” than in nearby Bucha, where Russian forces’ suspected killing of civilians has been broadly condemned. In Borodianka, about 60 kilometres north-west of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, families looking for relatives watched diggers search through […]

Russia laments “significant losses” as Ukraine braces for major offensive

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Lviv, Ukraine Reuters Russia on Thursday appeared to give the most damning assessment so far of its invasion, describing the “tragedy” of mounting troop losses and the economic hit as Ukrainians were evacuated from eastern cities before an anticipated major offensive. Moscow’s six-week long incursion has seen more than four million people flee abroad, killed […]