The city of Bucha in the Kyiv region, which has hit headlines for the number of civilians killed and destruction caused by Russia's war in Ukraine, was liberated from occupation a week ago.
With the liberation of the city that was under Russian military control from early March until early April, the world became the witness of the massacre and violence committed in Bucha.
An employee of the Report's Eastern Europe bureau visited the city and prepared a photo report.
During the interview, Tatiana Batora, a resident of the city, said that her husband was killed when Russian servicemen entered their house. Tatiana was in the basement at that time. The Russians let her into her house two days later. Four days later Tatiana was allowed to bury her husband in the yard.
People killed during the occupation of the city were buried en masse either in the courtyards of buildings or near the church. At present, they are being exhumated and reburied at the cemetery.
Residents showed how the Russian military evicted them from their new apartments during their stay. As the infrastructure in the city is fully destroyed and the communication has not yet been restored, residents cook their meals outside.
Bucha is known as one of the tourist regions of Kyiv region.