This is still hard for me to comprehend. I’ve driven through Bucha hundreds of times. My wife and I speculated about buying a home there. My daughter was born not far away. It was an affluent suburb of Kyiv, with relatively quick access to the city, and trendy new shops opening every month. A luxury apartment complex was under construction.
Today, I caught myself day dreaming about places, and thinking about visiting them again. Then I woke up to the realizations – oh, there’s a war, and destruction, and it’s different now, and will never be the same again.
Lesya Vakulyuk, a professional journalist, wrote that the bodies were collected on the streets. She says that Russian soldiers keep civilians as hostages now.