All collected donations will go directly to those households in the city of Irpin that need help in reconstruction.

Irpin: Russia's reign of terror in a quiet neighbourhood near Kyiv

In a corner of the leafy town of Irpin, the brutality of the Russian occupation was clear from the start. The body of a young woman in a red coat would remain in the street for four weeks – lying where she had been trampled not once, but over and over again, under the wheels of Russian armoured vehicles.

Irpin is on the doorstep of Kyiv, and in early March Russian troops intent on conquering the capital took hold of the town.

Its blown-up bridge and river crossing became known internationally as a risky escape route from next-door Bucha, the scene of many of Russia’s alleged war crimes.

In Irpin itself, the bodies of 290 civilian victims have been found and witnesses and prosecutors tell of a month of terror in a narrow zone in the town’s south-western quarter. A disproportionate number of victims were women.

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Photos by Sergio Rieznyk © 2022.

All collected donations will go directly to those households in the city of IRPIN that need help in reconstruction.