UKRAINE'S WAR: Elderly Lives Frozen by Conflict: ukraine_elderlypaulabronstein_10

Opytne: Donetsk region: Raisa Petrovna, 80 and her husband Stanislav Vasilyevich reside in a village often caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian and Pro-Russian separatists. Opytne depends on humanitarian organizations to help the elderly who refuse to leave their homes and are trapped in a dangerous situation.Raisa says that they have learned to live with the sound of shelling and gunfire daily.  {quote}We were sitting at home, screaming at them not to kill us!{quote} Riasa said. {quote} Her husband was injured twice by shrapnel, once in his abdomen, requiring surgery. He suffers from a hernia that keeps on growing. Stanislav suffers from dementia now along with his other medical issues, he died from lack of proper medical care in September.

Opytne: Donetsk region: Raisa Petrovna, 80 and her husband Stanislav Vasilyevich reside in a village often caught in the crossfire between Ukrainian and Pro-Russian separatists. Opytne depends on humanitarian organizations to help the elderly who refuse to leave their homes and are trapped in a dangerous situation.

Raisa says that they have learned to live with the sound of shelling and gunfire daily. "We were sitting at home, screaming at them not to kill us!" Riasa said. " Her husband was injured twice by shrapnel, once in his abdomen, requiring surgery. He suffers from a hernia that keeps on growing. Stanislav suffers from dementia now along with his other medical issues, he died from lack of proper medical care in September.