Final resident of village in Ukraine's forgotten war bombed out of her home
It seemed that nothing could persuade Olga Rudenko to move; neither the collapse of communism, the outbreak of war, nor the shelling of her village.
She had lived in the Ukrainian hamlet since Leonid Brezhnev ruled from the Kremlin, riding out the collapse of the Soviet empire and the turmoil of its aftermath. Then, in 2014, after fighting erupted between government forces and Moscow-backed insurgents, she found herself just inside rebel-held territory, and on the front line.
Somehow, despite four years of artillery strikes, the falling shells missed her ramshackle smallholding. âWe have a saying: âIf you survive for three days, you become a guest of the warâ,â she said when we met. That hospitality has now been withdrawn.
The tiny, battle-scarred hamlet of Zholobok,â¦Source: Google News Ukraine | Netizen 24 Ukraine