Photo by Andrii Navytskyi. Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine | Borodianka, a suburb of Kyiv. April 6, 2022 | The rescuers are dismantling the rubble of a high-rise building destroyed by the Russian Army.
The ruins of Borodianka are the most recognizable scenes of Russian terror in Ukraine. In the first three days of March, Borodianka survived four air raids. The Russian military dropped dozens of bombs on seven high-rise buildings. The explosions were so powerful that they destroyed half a house, and people hiding in basements were torn to pieces or buried alive. The occupiers did not allow the debris to be excavated. The Armed Forces of Ukraine entered Borodianka on April 1, followed by rescuers. Before the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, Borodianka, a quiet ‘one-street town’ to the north of Kyiv, had roughly 13,000 residents.