A destroyed city, residents robbed by Russians and homeless animals Libertated after the Russian occupation, Izium is an example of the horrors of war: destroyed houses, schools, churches and hospitals – traces of explosions and broken windows are everywhere. The city is primarily demining and trying to restore infrastructure. Volunteers bring necessities to the people, the military distributes apples and their dry goods to the residents. Mobile communications have been partially restored in the city, and people can finally call friends and family. After the Russian soldiers, piles of clothes and garbage were left in the houses. The cars of many residents were taken away by the Russians, others were destroyed by explosions, so the main means of transport in the city are bicycles and mopeds. There are many hungry cats and dogs roaming the streets, whose owners and homes were taken away by the war.

Source: Stas Yurchenko

Source: Herman Krieger