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Cities destroyed by war: how to get to de-occupied regions of Ukraine

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Cities destroyed by war: how to get to de-occupied regions of Ukraine

Famous Ukrainian cities such as Bucha, Irpin and Gostomel will never forget the horror that russia brought in 2022. During the occupation, the russian army committed many crimes in these localities. Learn how to see rf atrocities in de-occupied regions of Ukraine firsthand

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Ukrainian cities have been at war for almost two years. During this time, the russian army has destroyed or destroyed many settlements that used to be home to thousands of people. Here's a look at the Ukrainian cities that have experienced the true brutality of russia.


The towns of Bucha, Irpin, and Gostomel became known worldwide after the russian army turned them into ruins. The presence of russians in them left a bloody stain in the history of these small towns where civilians lived.


Bucha


This town was one of the first to be reached by the russians in February 2022. Photos from Yablunska Street, which showed horrific footage of civilians being shot, went viral. Also here you will see the station where a column of about 30 russian vehicles was broken up, and the Church of the Holy Apostle Andrew the First-Called and All Saints, near which a mass grave of Ukrainian citizens shot by russian soldiers was organized.


Irpin


The hero city of Irpin received this status for a reason. It is here that the cemetery of equipment destroyed in the battles for Irpin, shot during the evacuation and burned down as a result of air strikes on the Romanivsky Bridge is located.


In addition, there is a cultural center in this city, where active battles between Ukrainian defenders and the russian horde took place.


Gostomel


This town is located in the Bucha district and was also one of the first towns that the russian army tried to capture. A strategic Ukrainian airfield is located in Gostomel, where the russians tried to land troops to create a bridgehead. 


It was in Gostomel that Ukrainian troops defeated huge brigades of occupation troops.


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Also, during the press tours, you have the opportunity to see other places that suffered at the hands of the russian military.




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Reasons to visit these tours


All of the above-mentioned places are also worthy of attention, as they are the places where the world-famous anonymous artist Banksy visited. He left his works in the form of street art in these cities.


The Visit Ukraine team offers you to see for yourself that the war brought by russia to the territory of Ukraine is ruthless and brutal. These press tours are organized for journalists, official delegations, diplomatic missions, and opinion leaders. During the trip, guests are accompanied by a professional guide with knowledge of English.


In addition, Visit Ukraine donates 10% of each tour purchased to the Fund for Support of Ukrainian Refugees. All profits from the press tours are donated to the reconstruction of Ukraine.


It is worth reminding you that the war is still ongoing in Ukraine, so in order to make guests feel safe, we recommend taking out an insurance policy that will provide protection against military risks during their stay in Ukraine. More details on insurance can be found here.

We remind you! As military tourism is gaining popularity around the world, some people may confuse the concepts of war tours and unique donation tours to Ukraine from Visit Ukraine. Find out what is the fundamental difference between these two concepts and why donation tours have a much deeper meaning and benefit.


Photo: Zohra Bensemra, Reuters

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