Near the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv, there is a bridge that the Ukrainian side destroyed itself one year ago to stop the Russian invasion.

In order to pass on the terrible experience of the Russian army, efforts are underway to preserve this bridge as a "remain" rather than removing it.

Bucha near Kyiv, which was temporarily occupied by Russian troops after the military invasion began, and many civilians were killed, has been restored since liberation, and traces of the invasion are fading.

Meanwhile, in Irpin, which is adjacent to Kyiv, work was underway to leave the bridge on the main road intact and build a new bridge next to it.

Local councillor Taras Biazhachenko, 44, used his car to travel back and forth between Buča and the bridge several times to help evacuate civilians.

At that time, the Ukrainian side destroyed the bridge on its own to prevent the Russian invasion of the capital, so citizens had to cross to the other side, walking in cold rivers and on unstable boards.

At one point, about 2000,<> civilians rushed in and waited for their turn to cross the river, fearing that they would be shelled.

Biazachenko and others appealed that the broken bridge should not be removed to recount these horrific experiences, and the local council decided to preserve the bridge as a "relic".

As the Russian invasion has continued for more than a year, people are visiting the "remains" bridge and renewing their feelings of resistance.

A mother with her children said, "I came to see it because I wanted to tell my children the facts about what Russia has done.

"Many citizens wanted to keep the bridge, which was a symbol of resistance that stopped the Russian army and prevented the fall of Kyiv, and sacrificed for our freedom. It is also a 'path of life' that teaches us how so many people were saved."