I am more interested in building a country here than in leaving and using what someone else has built. I believe in this country and the potential of the people I live with,” says volunteer Lesia Lytvynova.
“Russian long-range artillery, large-caliber mortars, Kalibr cruise missiles, cluster munitions, air-to-ground missiles, and phosphorus munitions are attacking Ochakiv. All the weapons the Russian army has has been used in the shelling of Ochakiv,” says Oleksiі Vaskov, deputy mayor of Ochakiv.
“I have never cried so much while logging footage. I have never been so devastated by emotions. But also, I have never been so inspired by the work of a videographer who tells the story of his country during the war with such vision and determination,” shares the film’s editor, Michelle Mizner.
Before the full-scale invasion, more than 19 thousand people lived in the Orikhiv community. Now, about 1000 people remain here, and not a single high-rise building in the city is still intact.
“I look forward to Ukraine’s victory and do my best to educate students who will become the pride of our country in the future”, says Ukrainian teacher Svitlana Popova.
Since the beginning of the full-scale invasion, Russia has been deliberately targeting Ukraine’s critical infrastructure, and energy workers have to make repairs daily to provide light and heat to Ukrainian homes, even despite the constant danger.