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Ukraine war trauma: ‘The women who were raped had to decide whether to keep the baby. Many didn’t’

Our political correspondent Daniel Murray travelled to Ukraine just over a week ago along with Tom McEneaney of Effective Aid Ukraine to witness first hand the journey of those fleeing the war. Over four days, the Business Post documented the experiences of a people at war and the reasons many have been forced to leave

The city of Bakhmut has been completely destroyed by Russian bombardment. Picture: Getty

Baby Maksym has only ever known war.

Born in the Dnipro region of eastern Ukraine in June last year, Maksym arrived into the world on the frontline of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

“I would just get him to sleep and then the rockets would come, mostly at night, and there would be these huge explosions and he would wake up and be crying so much,” Tetiana Kornilova, Maksym’s mother, tells the Business Post in a ...