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A destroyed warehouse in Hostomel

Visiting Kyiv, Irpin and Bucha in Ukraine at War

As you may know, I cycled to Lviv and Ternopil in June in support of Ukraine. Many of my friends and family were worried about my trip to an active warzone. So I promised them to stay in the more safe West of Ukraine, far from the frontline. Unfortunately, or not, I found out it's possible to take an overnight sleeper train from Lviv to Kyiv. When my friend Svitlana's brother offered me to drive to Irpin and Bucha, I couldn't stop my curiosity anymore. I must go to Kyiv! Sleeper train from Lviv to Kyiv Normally fast trains are running between Lviv and Kyiv, but not anymore since the start of the war. Because a normal train ride now…

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In the center of Lviv

Cycling from Belgium to Ukraine during the War

Hello! I'm Maarten and I was cycling from Belgium to Ukraine during the War June 2022. You might think "To Ukraine? Are you crazy? Why?" I heard it all the time. First, yes, I might be a little crazy and I like a good challenge. In 2018 I cycled from Brussels to Saint-Petersburg in Russia in support of SOS Children's Villages. Secondly, I felt so helpless and couldn't just chill at home while my Ukrainian friends are living through times of fear, despair and immense uncertainty. Just last fall, I was attending a wedding in the beautiful city of Lviv. I have also visited Odessa, Kyiv, Chernobyl and Ternopil in the past years. As the horrible invasion is fading to…

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