This is coolbert:
"It is very hard when you arrive in the area now to have any idea of what the countryside looked like before the war." - VINCENT KESSLER, REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER.
Damage many villages/towns/cities Ukraine immense. And in one-hundred years it will all look like? As it is now in France it will be tomorrow in Ukraine?
To a degree we already know!
"First Person: The towns in Ukraine which no longer exist"
From news.un.org/en/ | 17 February 2023 Migrants and Refugees.
"Almost a year into the war in Ukraine, some communities are having to cope with the total destruction of their way of life and the towns where they used to live; that’s according to a humanitarian worker for the UN Migration Agency, IOM."
As to what will be:
"The ghost villages of Verdun"
"Nearly a century after the guns fell silent in World War One, a group of villages wiped out by fighting on France's bloodiest battleground lead a ghostly existence."
All thanks Reuters | VINCENT KESSLER, REUTERS PHOTOGRAPHER | 8 Apr 2014.
SCROLL THE CURSOR UP/DOWN WITHIN EACH IMAGE TO SEE THE BEFORE AND AFTER!
SEE AS WELL AT THE END OF THE ARTICLE THE SLIDE SHOW WITH ADDITIONAL IMAGES BEFORE/AFTER.
"A Tour of the Eerie Villages France Never Rebuilt After WWI"
From www.bloomberg.com/news the original article Reuters by Mark Byrnes March 20, 2014.
"After the Battle of Verdun left hundreds of thousands dead, the towns-turned-battlefields sat empty out of respect."
CLICK ON THE CIRCLE EACH IMAGE THE UPPER RIGHT CORNER TO SEE YESTERDAY/TODAY.
Further see the wiki entry Zone Rouge:
"The land, which originally covered more than 1,200 square kilometers (460 sq mi), was deemed too physically and environmentally damaged by conflict for human habitation. Rather than attempt to immediately clean up the former battlefields, the land was allowed to return to nature."
I might well suspect the black earth cropland of the Eurasian steppe land far too valuable to be left fallow. Unexploded ordnance will remain a dangerous aspect of farming in that part of the world far beyond the foreseeable future.
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