Volunteers Band Together as Cleanup Efforts Underway in War-Ravaged Kharkiv

Volunteers banded together on Wednesday, May 18, in an effort to clean up rubble left in the aftermath of Russian strikes in Kharkiv, Ukraine.

This video showing the scene was recorded by Kharkiv resident Maria Avdeeva, who said locals have shown “amazing” resistance and ability to self-organize in the face of the war.

Avdeeva said, “they do not wait until the war is over, they already do what has to be done – clean up the city. That is their way to show their resistance and strength.” Credit: Maria Avdeeva via Storyful

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