UKRAINE'S WAR: Elderly Lives Frozen by Conflict: ukraine_elderlypaulabronstein_41

Opytne, Eastern Ukraine:  Mariya Gorpynych, age 76, lives alone. She speaks with tears in her eyes while talking about the death of her son and her husband. Her son Victor,48, was fatally injured by shelling near the home in 2016, he died in her arms. Then her husband, died in the same year from a heart attack caused by extreme stress. Mariya refuses to leave her village because her family are buried near by.{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 and her husband. Her son Victor,48, was fatally injured by shelling near the home in 2016, he died in her arms. Then her husband, died in the same year from a heart attack caused by extreme stress. Mariya refuses to leave her village because her family are buried near by."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.