Makeshift wifi spot reconnects shattered Ukraine city

Local residents use their mobile phones outside a humanitarian centre providing free wifi in Izyum, eastern Ukraine, on 29 September 2022, amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine. – AFP pic, September 30, 2022.

STARVED of news and contact with the outside world during six months of occupation by Russian forces, residents of recently liberated Izyum are grateful for a makeshift wifi spot in the shattered Ukrainian city.

Outside an apartment block dozens of people queue before a sign that reads “15 minutes of wifi”, where an aid worker takes each phone and enters the password.

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