We weren’t going to leave

Even when everything around their house in Severodonetsk resembled lunar craters from shell explosions, they hoped they could live without water and gas for a while. But the sight of a burned-out nine-story building in the neighboring yard gave a sign of inner warning: this will happen to everyone.

A yellow children’s ball will remind of those days for a long time. It fell out of the destroyed apartment and was lying at the bottom of a crater from the Russian Grad all the time. 

Maryna Tereshchenko, Luhansk-Severodonetsk-Dnipro