In Borodianka Russians stopped attempts to dig survivors out of wrecked buildings, threatening people who wanted to do so at gunpoint
According to BBC News report, the destruction in the centre of Borodianka is the worst for its size in any of the towns around Kyiv, including Irpin and Bucha, which were much fought over. There is a massive amount of damage: destroyed and burnt-out buildings, homes turned to rubble, the twisted wreckage of cars, and then more collapsed buildings.
Borodianka, which is not far from the border with Belarus and was on the main axis of the Russian advance on Kyiv, has been very heavily shelled.
Several witnesses told the BBC that Russian troops stopped attempts to dig survivors out of wrecked buildings, threatening people who wanted to do so at gunpoint.
Ukrainian officials say that the Russians may have committed worse atrocities in Borodianka than in Bucha, where bodies of men who looked to have been summarily killed were found lying in the street after the Russians pulled out, and several hundred other bodies were in a mass grave.
At the moment, though, the extent of what was done to civilians in Borodianka during the Russian occupation is not yet clear. The reason is that the rubble of bomb sites has not yet been moved. Those in the town believe that corpses of civilians are lying under them, but the number is not known.