Because of the fighting and shelling, I have been ill for a long time. I can barely walk. I cannot even express how terrified we were! It was very difficult for us. I was scared when there were attacks, and it felt as if I was paralysed.
While I was in the hospital, pipes in the house burst because of the cold. So I was left without gas and water supply.
I live alone, my son died. He had kidney cancer. I also have cancer, but I can't do anything. The nearest hospital is more than an hour away, and we have no medical center and no pharmacies in Tonenke…
It is as if time has stopped for us, and we do not know in the morning whether there is anyone in the village, except for us.
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