4 Cities in Ukraine that were destroyed by Russian attacks


JAKARTA – The war between Ukraine and Russia has been going on since February 2014. However, the issue of an attack by Russia on Ukraine has only been heard since November 2021. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine will also be a major threat to peace and security in Europe which will lead to a cold war.

On February 21, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave a speech on the justification of “Special Military Operations” and attacks were then launched on several cities in Ukraine. For that, let’s discuss about the cities in Ukraine that were destroyed because of being attacked by Russia.

1. Kharkiv

The city of Kharkiv is the center for a major cultural, scientific, educational, transport and industrial area of ​​Ukraine. In this city there are many theaters, museums and libraries. Not only that, the Annunciation Cathedral and the Dormition are also included in the important buildings in this city. Thus, Kharkiv is known as the second largest city and municipality in Ukraine. In 2021, there were around 1,433,886 people in it.

In the early 20th century, the city was dominated by Russians, but due to industrial expansion and when the Soviet regime moderated restrictions on Ukrainian cultural expression before World War II, most of the population formally identified as Ukrainian.

Unfortunately, from March to April 2014, this center of security and counter-demonstrators defeated a Russian-backed separatist attempt to take control of the city and regional administration. Due to the fact that Kharkiv was the main target in the Northeastern Ukraine offensive in the Russian Invasion of Ukraine which began in February 2022.

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Fortunately, by September 2022 Ukrainian troops had advanced north of Kharkiv within 50 km of its border with Russia. They have also pushed to the south and east of the same area, said General Valeriy Zaluzhnyi. Ukrainian troops have also taken control of the territory in Kharkiv taken from Russia

2. Lyman

Lyman is a city in the Donetsk region of Ukraine. Administratively, this city is included as the most important city and also functions as an administrative center. In June 2014, it became the battle city of Krasnyi Lyman during the war in Donbass.