Ukraine’s War: A Dire Situation For The Elderly: ukraine_elderly_bronsteinlowres48

Zolote, Luhansk region: Marina Zelenina, 64, lives alone. She is suffering from the lung disability and is barely able to walk around her small apartment. Her neighbor does shopping for her. A local nurse, Elena visits a few times per week to provide her with medical assistance scarce in this area situated few kilometers away from fighting. Her elderly mother died from a heart attack after she had undergone severe shock caused by the shelling at the height of the conflict. Marina’s family left the city looking for employment and safety. The woman has not seen them since. Now she talks with them over Skype.

Zolote, Luhansk region: Marina Zelenina, 64, lives alone. She is suffering from the lung disability and is barely able to walk around her small apartment. Her neighbor does shopping for her. A local nurse, Elena visits a few times per week to provide her with medical assistance scarce in this area situated few kilometers away from fighting.

Her elderly mother died from a heart attack after she had undergone severe shock caused by the shelling at the height of the conflict. Marina’s family left the city looking for employment and safety. The woman has not seen them since. Now she talks with them over Skype.