Residents in Kupiansk, one of the cities in Ukraine’s Kharkiv Oblast recaptured by Ukrainian forces in mid-September, began to rebuild after months of Russian occupation and fighting left the city damaged.
The Ukrainian armed forces said on September 11 they had liberated districts in the cities of Izyum and Kupiansk.
Footage showed soldiers raising Ukrainian flags and removing the Russian tricolour from parts of Kupiansk on September 12.
This video from journalist Sergio Olmos shows Ukrainian agencies giving out bread to residents as well as widespread damage to buildings and infrastructure across the city of Kupiansk. Credit: Sergio Olmos via Storyful