The stories of two volunteer drivers who deliver the bodies of fallen Ukrainian soldiers to their families
“The importance of this work is to deliver a person who defended Ukraine to their loved ones and to the burial place,” says volunteer Vitalii.
The outstanding endurance of the vehicle was proven in action: each Ukrainian defender inside survived the direct hit.
“I really wanted to come home and see it all. After being under occupation and then participating in combat operations, I didn’t believe it could happen,” Oleh recalls.
Kupiansk was under Russian occupation for almost six months. Even after the liberation, people cannot feel safe here. Russians began massive shelling, and about 60% of Kupiansk’s infrastructure has been destroyed.
“On March 19, I watched from the window of my flat as the occupiers hung their pants on the trees in our schoolyard and dug trenches in the rose bushes. We had grown those roses with our students,” the principal recounts.
On July 3, 2022, the Russians captured Lysychansk, and the city remains occupied, with 60% of its infrastructure destroyed.