Raisa from Mykhailo-Kotsyubynske village in Chernihiv region volunteered for fellow villagers and did not let the occupiers into the house despite their death threats
Raisa Ivanivna came to work at the Chernihiv hospital, where she works as a nurse in the infectious diseases department. She got there by bicycle saying that in spite of everything she needed to help the hospital staff who stay there day and night. With tears in her eyes, the Ukrainian remembers the month when her native village was under occupation: columns of enemy vehicles were moving in from Belarus, invaders were destroying houses and threatening civilians. The woman herself kept ammunition from the weapons of the Russian military, who shot her in the legs and threatened her with execution.
Mrs. Raisa neither left her house nor let enemies in when they wanted to go to her cellar. When there was no bread or other food in the village, together with the rest of the women she baked bread, made pancakes, and cooked potatoes. She also volunteered by pouring milk to feed her fellow villagers. And despite all the horrors she has experienced, the woman is convinced that Ukraine are a brave and peaceful nation who do not need any “liberators.”