Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres11

Opytne, Eastern Ukraine:  Mariya Gorpynych, age 76, lives alone. She speaks with tears in her eyes while talking about the death of her son. Victor,48 was killed due to the war in 2016, he was fatally injured by shelling that hit the home. He died in her hands. Her husband, died in the same year from a heart attack  from extreme stress of living too close to the front line. Mariya refuses to leave her village because her family are buried there.{quote}I have nowhere to flee, my whole family is buried here.{quote}  {quote}I got used to the continued shelling.{quote} Opytne is a war torn village on the contact line where only 43 people are left due to the dangers.

Opytne, Eastern Ukraine: Mariya Gorpynych, age 76, lives alone. She speaks with tears in her eyes while talking about the death of her son. Victor,48 was killed due to the war in 2016, he was fatally injured by shelling that hit the home. He died in her hands. Her husband, died in the same year from a heart attack from extreme stress of living too close to the front line. Mariya refuses to leave her village because her family are buried there."I have nowhere to flee, my whole family is buried here." "I got used to the continued shelling." Opytne is a war torn village on the contact line where only 43 people are left due to the dangers.