In March 2023 we visited five Ukrainian villages outside of Kharkiv, that were trapped behind the Russian lines for months.
We were the guests of the Rotary Club Kharkiv Nadiya, Nadiya means “Hope.” In one village we were less than seven miles from active fighting. This war for Ukrainian freedom is right there, all day, every day. Loud, violent and traumatic.
These villages were totally destroyed and the farmers living there cannot plant their fields because of the land mines.
This is one of those villages and the burned out rubble of Ludmila’s family home. The home was built by her parents. Before the war she lived there with her sons and their families. This is raw, unedited video.
Our thanks to Julia and her team from Kharkiv for their courage and dedication.