How Russia's war is changing childhood in Ukraine.
The conflict initiated by Russia has brought about a profound change in Kharkiv, even affecting the realm of childhood.
Missiles rain down on Ukraine's second-largest city from the nearby Russian border, leaving mere seconds to intercept them.
With the constant threat to Kharkiv, the likelihood of these missiles hitting is high, and finding shelter becomes a challenging task.
In the interest of safety, school and kindergarten buildings have remained closed for nearly two years, leaving playgrounds deserted.
As the extensive war approaches its third year, aspects of life in Kharkiv are shifting beneath the surface.
Deep within the metro system, specially constructed classrooms run parallel to the platforms at five stations.
To adapt to the evolving circumstances, local authorities initiated underground school lessons several months ago.
Recently, they expanded their efforts by introducing preschool classes on weekends.
Click below to read the full story - written by Sarah Rainsford from BBC news.
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