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Village destroyed in Ukrainian war

SHOTLIST:RESTRICTION SUMMARY:ASSOCIATED PRESSKamianka, Kharkiv region - 27 November 20221. Wide of damaged housesHEADLINE: Village destroyed in Ukrainian war2. Sign reading (Ukrainian) "Danger! Mines!"ANNOTATION: The Ukrainian security forces call the village Kamianka in the Kharkiv region officially wiped off the face of the earth.3. Damaged houses4. Destroyed busANNOTATION: For months, the fiercest battles were fought in the village. Now, not a single house or building stands intact.5. Various of Olga Cherednichenko's son pouring grain into bagANNOTATION: Olga Cherednichenko said her family was kicked out of their house by Russian soldiers, who later occupied their homes.6. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Olga Cherednichenko, resident:"The Russians came in the morning, knocked, 'Who's there?', our guys had retreated. They (Russians) knocked, at least they didn't throw a grenade into the cellar. They came in, took us out, we had two wounded."7. Pan of ruins8. Damaged houseANNOTATION: The villagers, who now stay in Izyum, came to the village to remove their property and found their house uninhabitable, as with everything else in Kamianka.9. Various of ruins10. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Ludmila Korniycha, resident:"There was a clear feeling that a little longer and we would be killed somewhere, one of us would be gone. So... Well, this property... I don't know how we're going to live. I ask myself that question every day. What to do? Where do I start?"11. SOUNDBITE (Ukrainian) Volodymyr Korniycha, resident:"This has to be stopped somehow. It's Russia, not just any individual, any group of people who came into Ukraine. No, it is the whole country! It has to be stopped. Because without that we won't have peace here."12. Destroyed armoured vehicle on side of road13. Dog sitting on roadANNOTATION: The village is left with no light, gas, water or communications, increasing the dismay this winter.STORYLINE:Ukrainian security forces say the village of Kamianka has officially been wiped off the face of the earth. Not a single house or building in the village is intact. The fiercest battles were fought here for several months. Just like during the Second World War, because of its location (seven kilometres, 4.3 miles, from Izyum) close to the front line.There is still no exact number of dead inhabitants - people are found in blocked cellars, buried in vegetable gardens. Locals speak of several dozen confirmed deaths so far.Before the full-scale Russian invasion, about 1,300 people lived in Kamianka. Most of them managed to get out under shelling - some left on foot along the Seversky Donets River, some were escorted out by the Ukrainian military with a tank, and some by a military chaplain. About 40 people were taken out by a military truck - to then-occupied Izyum by the Russian military.One of them was Olga Cherednichenko. Her family, Olga claims, was kicked out of their house by Russian soldiers, who later occupied their homes, as with most of the houses on the street.Now Olga hs come to the village to remove her property. She and her son are loading corn and wheat into sacks, hoping to exchange them later for some food. Their house, like everything else in Kamianka, is uninhabitable: four hits, a fire, and eventually a collapse."They (Russians) knocked, at least they didn't throw a grenade into the cellar. They came in, took us out, we had two wounded," Olga said. Another resident Ludmila Korniycha also lost her home, but acknowledged it could have been an even graver situation. "There was a clear feeling that a little longer and we would be killed somewhere, one of us would be gone," Ludmila explained. "I don't know how we're going to live. I ask myself that question every day. What to do? Where do I start?"Lyudmila and Volodymyr Korniycha are farmers. For two months now, after the de-occupation, they have been coming every day to clean up the rubble in their house and in the evening they go back to their relatives in Izyum to spend the night. There were also Russian soldiers in their house, who left their unit number in their bedroom: 288 Artillery Brigade.There is no light, gas or water in the village and most likely won't be this winter. All communications are destroyed, and it is impractical to build them in the ruined houses.Fellow resident Volodymyr Korniycha said that Russia needs to be "stopped" in order to end the destruction they have witnessed."Because without that we won't have peace here," he said.===========================================================Clients are reminded: (i) to check the terms of their licence agreements for use of content outside news programming and that further advice and assistance can be obtained from the AP Archive on: Tel +44 (0) 20 7482 7482 Email: info@aparchive.com(ii) they should check with the applicable collecting society in their Territory regarding the clearance of any sound recording or performance included within the AP Television News service (iii) they have editorial responsibility for the use of all and any content included within the AP Television News service and for libel, privacy, compliance and third party rights applicable to their Territory.

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