Story #70

Story of Pediatric Rehabilitation Center Tetiana Chub is the technical director of the medical rehabilitation and palliative care center for children in Kharkiv, which has been under heavy shelling by the Russian army since the beginning of the war. “When they were shelling, we were carrying children in our arms to the basement. Afterwards, we […]

Story #46

Polina’s diary, part 1 21-year-old Polina Kovalevskaya was trying to survive in Mariupol from the first day of war (February 24th, 2022) until April 4, 2022. Here are some excerpts from her diary. March 3. Eighth Day of War Yesterday we came to this shelter [at the City Cultural Center] because a rocket destroyed our […]

Story #43

A boy who couldn’t even cry On March 1, Andrii Blyzniuk, a 10 year old Ukrainian boy, fled from a village near Chernihiv together with his parents and uncle. Their family’s car ran across a Russian military vehicle convoy. Although the car was obviously civilian and was not a threat, a Russian armored personnel carrier […]

Story #42

Wedding at Azovstal plant On May 5th Valeria and Andrei, two defenders of Mariupol, trapped in the catacombs of Asovstal plant together with hundreds of other soldiers, got married. They had a wedding ceremony under the Russian shelling and bombardment, but they were so happy. Andrei made their wedding rings from foil. He got killed […]

Story #27

Sex crimes against children Psychologist and psychiatrist Liliya Shakalova works with two raped girls, aged nine and eleven. They were taken out of the small cities near Kyiv occupied by the Russian soldiers. We do not name the children and release just a fragment of Ms. Shakalova’s conversation with the correspondent of the online issue […]

Story #20

Death Everywhere by Katya Moskalyuk | 23 March 2022 | Kharkiv.  Translated by Alina Tsvietkova “I recently talked to friends. They said that a shell hit some people’s apartment. All the neighbors ran together and started putting out the fire. The second shell killed everyone,” says Ivan.  He lived in New Bavaria, a district of […]

Story #16

Story of a tank mechanic A T-64 tank mechanic, a trooper of the 28th separate mechanized Brigade of Knights of the Winter Campaign, was wounded in southern Ukraine. On the day of the incident, when he entered – for the second time – the village destroyed by the occupiers, his tank got blown on a […]

Story #15

 A family doctor Irina Yazova lives in my apartment building in Bucha. She is a family doctor and a mother of three. On March 5th my husband and our friend brought home our neighbor Vladimir. He had gone out to check on friends and one of the rashists* snipers shot and badly wounded him. For […]

Story #5

Looking for missing relatives On April 8, 2022, at a train station in Kramatorsk, eastern Ukraine, more than 50 civilians were killed and hundreds injured. In every major news source you can read that. And here is from one of the medics who worked at the scene: A father comes over to us and says […]

Story #1

Yuliya’s story Yuliya was staying with her two children in the home of her elderly parents in a village at the outskirts of Chernihiv, when Russian troops entered the village. She recalls: They came on March 3d and we hid in the cellar. The next day they forced us out and made us go to […]

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