Life Stories

We met Natalia the first time in late spring this year in the town of Zatoka at the Black Sea shore, where she was staying with her two children, Alisa, aged five, and Alex, aged seven, while her husband had started working in Odesa.

Everyone who sees Victor* with his long hair and wrinkled leather coat would sooner say he is an artist than a construction worker from the Western Ukrainian city of Chernivtsi.

Olena, a chef from Luhansk, cooks 50 liters of borshch and 300 pancakes for lunch for 150 displaced persons currently staying at a collective centre in a village called Mayaki, or the Beacons, near Odesa.