Vasylkiv: why this small Ukrainian town is now a big Russian target

With a military airfield and control centre to defend, Vasylkiv’s mayor and populace are learning about war in real timeRussia-Ukraine crisis: live newsNatalia Balasynovych, the mayor of Vasylkiv, woke up at 5.13am last Thursday and thought there was a fireworks display outside.She quickly realised that, in fact, Vladimir Putin had launched an assault on Ukraine. Missiles were raining down on her town. Continue reading…

With a military airfield and control centre to defend, Vasylkiv’s mayor and populace are learning about war in real time

Natalia Balasynovych, the mayor of Vasylkiv, woke up at 5.13am last Thursday and thought there was a fireworks display outside.

She quickly realised that, in fact, Vladimir Putin had launched an assault on Ukraine. Missiles were raining down on her town.

Continue reading…

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