War in Ukraine. The horrors of war by Kupiansk

1 February 2024
a fire truck next to a building damaged following a bomb blast at a hospital in Velykiy Burluk
A view shows a fire truck next to a building damaged following a bomb blast at a hospital in Velykiy Burluk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on February 1, 2024.
— Photo by Reuters


1 November 2023
A bird's-eye view of the city of Kupiansk
A bird's-eye view of the city of Kupiansk which has suffered from shelling on Wednesday. The city is 10 kilometres from the Russian-Ukraine war frontline. Russia has stepped up its attacks on this city near the frontline in recent weeks.
— Photo by Libkos / Getty Images


6 October 2023
Rescue workers dig through the rubble at the site of a missile attack on the village of Hroza
Rescue workers on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, dig through the rubble at the site of a missile attack on the village of Hroza, near Kharkiv.
— Photo by David Guttenfelder / NYTNS / Redux / eyevine


5 October 2023
Rescues work at a site of a Russian military strike in the village of Hroza
Rescues work at a site of a Russian military strike, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in the village of Hroza, Kupiansk district, Kharkiv oblast, Ukraine October 5, 2023. Ukrainian officials say at least 51 civilians (including 6-year-old) were killed in a Russian rocket strike on a village store and cafe in the eastern part of the country in one of the deadliest attacks in recent months.
— Photo by Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy / Reuters


29 September 2023
Local residents walk past damaged shops and buildings in Kupiansk
Local residents walk past damaged shops and buildings in Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, September 29, 2023.
— Photo by Roman Pilipey / AFP / Getty Images


29 August 2023
A destroyed bridge in Kupiansk
A destroyed bridge in Kupiansk, Ukraine , August 29, 2023.
— Photo by Emre Çaylak / The Guardian


26 August 2023
War crime prosecutors at the cafe in the village of Podoly near Kupiansk
War crime prosecutors at the cafe in the village of Podoly near Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, where two people were reportedly killed and another wounded by Russian shelling, August 26, 2023.
— Photo by AFP


23 August 2023
Oleksandr Pishchyk, a school director, stands in front of the school library that was destroyed by shelling in Kupiansk
Oleksandr Pishchyk, a school director, stands in front of the school library that was destroyed by shelling in Kupiansk, Ukraine, on Wednesday, August 23, 2023.
— Photo by Bram Janssen / AP


17 August 2023
Ukrainian servicemen ride atop of an armored personel carrier past a destroyed building in the town of Kupiansk
Ukrainian servicemen ride atop of an armored personel carrier past a destroyed building in the town of Kupiansk, Kharkiv region, Ukraine, on August 17, 2023.
— Photo by Sergey Bobok / AFP / Getty Images


15 August 2023
Red Cross volunteers help local residents to evacuate from the city of Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi
Red Cross volunteers help local residents to evacuate from the city of Kupiansk-Vuzlovyi in Kharkiv region, amid Russia's attack on Ukraine, in Kharkiv, Ukraine August 15, 2023.
— Photo by Vyacheslav Madiyevskyy / Reuters


5 August 2023
Smoke and flames rise after a Russian-guided aerial bomb hit a blood-transfusion center in the town of Kupyansk
Smoke and flames rise after Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy said a Russian-guided aerial bomb hit a blood-transfusion center, in the town of Kupyansk in northeastern Ukraine on August 5.
— Photo by Telegram / Volodymyr Zelenskiy / Reuters


25 April 2023
A local resident stands next to a museum building, heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Kupiansk
A local resident stands next to a museum building, heavily damaged by a Russian missile strike in Kupiansk, Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, April 25, 2023.
— Photo by Viktoriia Yakymenko / Reuters


21 February 2023
A destroyed hospital in Kupiansk
A destroyed hospital in Kupiansk, Ukraine, February 21, 2023.
— Photo by Chris McGrath / Getty Images Europe


14 February 2023
At a bus stop opposite the golden-domed Orthodox church, 62-year-old Halyna waited with two large shopping bags
At a bus stop opposite the golden-domed Orthodox church, 62-year-old Halyna waited with two large shopping bags. "I lived here under the Russian occupation," she said nervously, declining to give her surname. "But I'm afraid of another attack. I'm going to Kharkiv. My daughter is there. I want to stay there to be safe."
— Photo by Sergey Bobok / AFP Photo


28 December 2022
A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing that was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupyansk
A local woman walks to the distribution point of humanitarian aid in front of housing that was damaged by Russian shelling in Kupyansk, in Ukraine's Kharkiv region, on December 28.
— Photo by Evgeniy Maloletka / AP


18 October 2022
Fuel tanks damaged by Russian strikes in the recently retaken town of Kupiansk
Fuel tanks damaged by Russian strikes in the recently retaken town of Kupiansk, Ukraine, October 18, 2022.
— Photo by Clodagh Kilcoyne / Reuters


17 October 2022
Local residents Natalia and her granddaughter Ilona stand on ruins of their house in Kupiansk Vuzlovyi
Local residents Natalia, 59, and her granddaughter Ilona, 9, stand on ruins of their house in Kupiansk Vuzlovyi, Ukraine, October 17, 2022.
— Photo by Viacheslav Ratynskyi / Reuters


16 October 2022
A boy plays on ruins of his grandmother's house in Kupiansk
A boy plays on ruins of his grandmother's house in Kupiansk, Ukraine, October 16, 2022.
— Photo by Anastasia Vlasova / Reuters


16 October 2022
Anton Sevrukov toasts bread over fire in a makeshift stove in Kivsharivka
Anton Sevrukov, 47, toasts bread over fire in a makeshift stove in Kivsharivka, Ukraine, Sunday, Oct. 16, 2022. As temperatures drop below freezing in eastern Ukraine, those who haven't fled from the heavy fighting, regular shelling and months of Russian occupation are now on the threshold of a brutal winter and digging in for the cold months.
— Photo by Francisco Seco / AP Photo


1 October 2022
A man drives by motorbike on a destroyed bridge across Oskil river during evacuation in recently liberated town Kupiansk
A man drives by motorbike on a destroyed bridge across Oskil river during evacuation in recently liberated town Kupiansk, Ukraine, Saturday, Oct. 1, 2022.
— Photo by Evgeniy Maloletka / AP Photo


19 September 2022
A Ukrainian national flag flutters on a damaged building in the town of Kupiansk
A Ukrainian national flag flutters on a damaged building in the town of Kupiansk, recently liberated by the Ukrainian Armed Forces, in Kharkiv Region, Ukraine, in a handout picture released September 19, 2022.
— Photo by Ukrainian Presidential Press Service / Handout via Reuters