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Burned Bodies, Wrecked Russian Armor Found In Liberated Ukrainian Village

When Russian troops withdrew from 15 villages near Kyiv on April 1, they left behind widespread death and destruction. One such place was Nova Basan, where liberating Ukrainian soldiers made shocking discoveries, including badly damaged bodies lying in the streets.

RFE/RL photographer Serhiy Nuzhnenko was there and captured the disturbing scenes after the departure of Russian forces. (Warning: Viewers may find the images in this gallery disturbing.)

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Serhiy Nuzhnenko

Serhiy Nuzhnenko is a photojournalist for RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service.

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RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service

RFE/RL's Ukrainian Service has seen its audience grow significantly since Russia's full-scale invasion in February 2022 and is among the most cited media outlets in the country. Its bold, in-depth reporting from the front lines has won many accolades and awards. Its comprehensive coverage also includes award-winning reporting by the Donbas.Realities and Crimea.Realities projects and the Schemes investigative unit.