At the border of the Western Europe and Russia, the Ukraine has suffered over the last decades many of the worst European disasters from the late 20th century to the beginning of the 2000s. War continues to claim victims. From 2014 through to today the conflict has claimed an exorbitant number of lives in the country, divided amongst Pro-Russians and Ukraine nationalists in Kiev.

The Ukraine has changed. We have been reporting since the beginning of the conflict, revealing the inconvenient truths, including the foreign fighters that are fighting alongside the nationalists and soldiers in Donetsk, the mysteries behind the sniper massacre in Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), but also the lives of communities forced to live in bunkers in order to evade death under rocket fire.

However the Ukraine has also suffered another type of tragedy: Chernobyl. The Soviet Nuclear Center disaster of 1986 has had devastating effects on the lives of the local population and has had consequences across all of Europe. The epicenter of that nightmare continues to terrorise people trying to live along its margins. We are on the ground to report on the everyday lives of those trying to rebuild a life for themselves.