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“Like Chernobyl”: Wary Ukrainians return to ruined towns after Russian retreat

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Balakliia, UkraineReuters Joy, trepidation and grief flickered across the face of Nataliia Yelistratova as she sat next to her husband on a special train back to their home town of Balakliia that Ukraine recaptured last week after six months of Russian occupation.  The town – which had a population of 27,000 before the war – is one of […]