Karkhiv, in the northeast corner of Ukraine just 20 miles from the Russian border, has been getting hit with missiles since day one of the war. On our recent trips, it's started to feel like our home away from home. Despite the attacks, people carry on and continue to live their lives.
Our friend Alex gave us a tour of his old school, kind of a trip down memory lane for him. Luckily, the school escaped a direct hit months back when a missile slammed into a vacant lot next door. Still, it did a lot of damage to the school, blowing out all the windows on a few sides of the school and peppering it with shrapnel. Fortunately, no one was killed in the strike.
We also took a drive through the residential neighborhood of Saltivka, where many dozens of high-rise apartment building were heavily shelled in the first months of the war. Most of them are still uninhabitable, over a year later.