Before the war, we raised cattle and planted fields. Peaceful everyday life for us ended in the spring of 2014. Strong explosions rook place near us. Day and night we could not sleep.
I did not let my three younger children go away from me, and the eldest Ilya just started the first grade. He says that the whole school was hiding in the basement from the attacks – it was so scary.
From Novozar'ivka we went to Dobropillya. We haven't been home since. Now the six of us live in the same room. It is not possible to settle completely in a new place, we do not have even basic things, for example, furniture. My husband Ruslan is trying to find a job, but so far without success.
For two years, clothes have been in bags, because there is no wardrobe. We save money on everything.
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