On 2/24/22, Russia escalated its conflict with Ukraine with a full-scale invasion of the neighboring country. After weeks of brutal fighting, Ukrainian forces repelled Russian troops from Kyiv. As of 7/4/22, an estimated 4,800 civilians have been killed. This series focuses on the unimaginable death, destruction, and grief left for Ukrainian civilians following the liberation of towns, like Bucha. The title comes from Ukrainian poet Taras Shevchenko, “Oh bury me in my beloved Ukraine…then rise ye up and break your heavy chains and water with the tyrants' blood the freedom you have gained."