Residents of Hostomel turned bullet holes in the fence into flowers
The town of Hostomel near Kyiv was one of the hotspots of the Russian-Ukrainian war in the first month after the full-scale Russian invasion. Fighting took place on the ground and in the sky, using artillery and aircraft, and the invaders traveled the town in tanks, shooting civilians and their homes.
Hostomel was liberated from the Russian occupiers on April 2, 2022, and although the town is still crippled, it is gradually returning to life. Volunteer Alla Biletska showed on Facebook how one of the fences near private houses has changed.
“Look closely at these flowers. Do you see? Look once again. The people of Hostomel turned the bullet holes in the fence into flowers,” she wrote. “We are an indomitable nation, damn it.”
The exact number of victims in Hostomel is unknown. The Head of the Hostomel Military Administration, Taras Dumenko, said that as of April 6, 2022, more than 400 people were missing.