Reconstruction of the village the place 400 have been held captive

On a wall in the varsity constructing, names are lined up. These are the names of those that died once they have been held captive in the varsity basement for virtually a month by Russian troopers.

It was at the start of the warfare that the Russians took the village of Yahidne, north of Kyiv, and compelled just about all the inhabitants, about 400, down into the varsity basement. There, the prisoners have been held as human shields whereas the Russians used the varsity as a navy base. Only on a few events did a number of the villagers have to depart the darkish, overcrowded basement to bury the useless, amongst different issues. They barely acquired meals and water and used buckets as bathrooms. Among these trapped have been about sixty kids. According to residents, ten folks died within the basement as a consequence of the troublesome situations.

The faculty is untouched

Now the residents of Yahidne are getting assist from volunteers, each international and from different elements of the nation, to construct the homes within the village.

– We need to do one thing significant as an alternative of simply being vacationers, says Daniel Kahle, who collectively along with his father has come from the Czech Republic to assist with the reconstruction throughout the holidays.

But nobody has to date began rebuilding the varsity constructing. The villagers choose not to say it.

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