The trials of living under Russian occupation

A Ukrainian refugee describes trying to survive under Russian occupation as shelling devastated their town and destroyed water and electricity supply

Liudmyla Kyrychenko, 50, and her son Lev Kyrychenko, 15, lived in Kupyansk in the east of the Kharkiv region under Russian occupation for seven months. Picture: Joe Dunne

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.

An added horror for many Ukrainians has been having to live under Russian occupation.

Liudmyla Kyrychenko, 50, and her son ...