‘Like Chornobyl’: Wary Ukrainians return to ruined towns after Russian retreat

BALAKLIIA: Joy, trepidation, and grief flickered across Natalia’s face 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 […]

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