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Vasylkiv (Ukrainian: Василькiв, translit. Vasyl’kiv; also spelled Vasilkov) is a city located on the Stuhna River in Kiev Oblast (province) in central Ukraine. Administratively, it is incorporated as a town of oblast significance. It also serves as the administrative center of Vasylkivskyi Raion (district) though it does not belong to the raion. A settlement with an over 1000 years history, it was incorporated as a city in 1796. The city hosts the Vasylkiv air base since the Cold War.

Vasilkov in The Hot War[]

After Kiev was destroyed with an atomic bomb on March 4, 1951, Vasilkov took over that city's administrative functions. In June 1951, Ihor Shevchenko was taken by the MGB to a Red Army recruiting station in Vasilkov, where he was informed that he'd be kitted out and sent to the fighting in Europe the following day.[1]

References[]

  1. Bombs Away, pg. 422, ebook.
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