13 May 2022

Ukraine: Rebuilding life after brutal Russian occupation

International Editor

The first Russian soldier to be tried for war crimes has appeared in a court in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv today.

He is charged with the premeditated murder of a 62-year-old civilian in the Sumy region in north-east Ukraine.

With the Russians having retreated from several areas they occupied at the beginning of the war, more evidence of the brutality of occupation is emerging by the day.

The small rural village of Sydorovychi just an hour from the Russian border was occupied from day one of the war as Russian forces moved towards Kyiv.

We spoke to residents about life under occupation.