On July 3, 2022, the Russians captured Lysychansk, and the city remains occupied, with 60% of its infrastructure destroyed.
8-year-old Roman Oleksiv suffered 45% burns to his body in a Russian missile strike. Here is the story of his rehabilitation.
“The mere fact that he could breathe on his own gave hope. When [the doctors – ed.] took away the ventilator, and he started breathing on his own, it felt as if he was already healthy,” recalled Roman’s father.
The war has dramatically changed the life of the town and its residents, but it has not ruined their hopes of seeing thousands of tourists in peaceful and free New York in Ukraine.
“For some, the basement, in which they have been staying for months, has become the safest place”. Such “safe” places generate hope that you can outwait the war near your home. “It is false hope.”
“I wanted to restore everything and the desire to do better was higher than fear and bad memories from the past. I wanted to give people love and happiness, as we all need support now.”
“On February 24th I took a bath, drank my tea, and called my psychotherapist to say goodbye. Only after that I went to the Military Commissariat,” Dmytro recalls.