DEFIANT Ukrainians bravely showed their determination to get back to a normal life after returning to their shattered city.
People of the northern town of Borodyanka — which had a population of 12,500 — found it reduced to rubble after their troops retook it from Russians.
But those with food to sell spread out their wares on pavements.
And others formed a huge queue in the main square for humanitarian aid — which included dog food for pet owners.
A dad carried a child on his shoulders as they passed a battered monument while their flag proudly flew aloft.
People began the mammoth task of clearing away debris in the streets and sifting for keepsakes and belongings in destroyed homes.
Families say civilians who had stayed when the first attacks came were murdered and raped.
Officials fear the Russians may have committed worse atrocities than in Bucha where bodies were found in the street and a mass grave was discovered.
Ten Russian soldiers have been identified as the “Butchers of Bucha” by Ukrainian authorities.