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Ukraine to rebuild village where 370 residents were held in basement during Russian occupation

The Yahidne village. Source: Mustafa Nayyem
Ukraine to rebuild village where 370 residents were held in basement during Russian occupation

Ukraine has started rebuilding the village Yahidne in Chernihiv Oblast which was occupied by Russian troops in March 2022, Mustafa Nayyem, a head of the State Agency for Restoration and Infrastructure Development, has announced.

The Yahidne village. Source: Mustafa Nayyem
The Yahidne village. Source: Mustafa Nayyem

During the seizure of the Yahidne, the occupiers kept its entire population – 370 people, including 70 children and elderly, in the basement of a local school for a month.

The Yahidne village. Source: Mustafa Nayyem
The Yahidne village. Source: Mustafa Nayyem

Ten civilians died in Russian captivity due to the lack of ventilation and horrible living conditions.

Moreover, apart from the residential buildings, a memorial will be established next to the basement, which served as a site of tragic events during the occupation.

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