The city of Bucha has become synonymous with Russian atrocities in Ukraine. The world looked in shock at the images of massacred civilians and anxiously read the stories of cellar turned into a torture chamber, where Russian soldiers raped young women. However, despite the suffering, its inhabitants did not give up. Markets are now open, damaged roads are paving again. Suburban trains run again in Kiev, families are slowly returning to the city …

According to the letter The Washington Post work on the restoration of settlements is taking place throughout Ukraine and is ruled by a spirit of optimism. Ukrainians believe that the country will survive Russian aggression. They are trying to show that they are not defeated.

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