Many were killed and the city was badly damaged during the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Trostianets was a settlement in the Akhtyrka Uyezd. It arose in the first half of the 17th century, during a new wave of migration of peasants and Cossacks from the Right-bank Ukraine to Sloboda Ukraine. The name of the city is associated with the name of the river Trostyanka, which flows nearby.
During the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Trostianets — strategically located between the larger settlements of Sumy and Kharkiv — was attacked by Russian forces shortly after the invasion was launched on 24 February and was captured by them on 1 March 2022. After the city had been liberated, the British newspaper The Guardian found evidence of executions, torture and looting.
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- "‘Barbarians’: Russian troops leave grisly mark on town of Trostianets", The Guardian, 5 April 2022