UKRAINE'S WAR: Elderly Lives Frozen by Conflict: ukraine_elderlypaulabronstein_04

Donetsk People's Republic:Raisa Andreyevna, 72, walks by a local market area which was destroyed back in 2015. Since the start of the war she can no longer receive her Ukrainian pension of $50 a month so works as a janitor which pays her enough to survive. Originally from Russia, she now lives alone. Her children and grandchildren have all moved away to safer areas as part of Donetsk remain dangerous and occasionally gets shelled. {quote}I am not afraid to get killed because I have already lived my life but they have children they have to take care of.

Donetsk People's Republic:

Raisa Andreyevna, 72, walks by a local market area which was destroyed back in 2015. Since the start of the war she can no longer receive her Ukrainian pension of $50 a month so works as a janitor which pays her enough to survive. Originally from Russia, she now lives alone. Her children and grandchildren have all moved away to safer areas as part of Donetsk remain dangerous and occasionally gets shelled. "I am not afraid to get killed because I have already lived my life but they have children they have to take care of.