Since the first days of the war, Borodianka had fully felt the attack of the Russian occupiers. On February 28, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of Ukraine reported that while passing through the town, the occupiers began destroying infrastructure and buildings, and a group of tanks chaotically fired on high-rise buildings. In addition, the Russians dropped air bombs on the city.
The Armed Forces of Ukraine liberated Borodianka on April 1.
After the liberation of the Kyiv region, the acting head of the Borodianka town council Heorhii Yerko said that the occupiers did not allow to dismantle the blockages in Borodianka – as soon as people approached the damaged houses, shelling began. Residents in the basements who could not be rescued were buried alive.
“The first airstrike was inflicted on our village. Bombs were dropped on 9-storey buildings. Those people who were in the basements were buried alive. We immediately tried to dig them out. An air-raid siren was issued. Then the columns and armoured personnel carriers went again and fired on the cars and people who were trying to dig up the dead. We addressed them in writing – nobody was allowed to conduct an excavation,” said Yerko.
It is unknown how many people died under the rubble of houses destroyed by airstrikes.
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