Not too long ago, someone put one of my posts on Yandex-Zen and the number of my blog’s views went straight up.
I haven’t seen that since 2014, and that’s very good. And I would like to tell new readers that, in spite of my numerous selfies and Crimea photos, our aid to the people of Donbass is ongoing. We continue to help nearly every day. And thanks to those who participate in it. This is a complex, multi-stage process, linked by many invisible threads.
I don’t know how often I should write about Donbass. I could write reports every day, or once a week. Now I write several times a week, so as not to overload you. And to be honest, it’s hard for me to write more often, I get lost in the thicket of phrases. What’s more, I have written about it so many times that it’s difficult for me to find a new way to tell it, and I feel like a bore.
But, overall, thank you for being with me.
This report-post is about people under our constant care. There have been so many posts about them that I don’t want to become a parrot repeating the same over and over again. Please read about them, there are tags at the bottom of the post pertaining to them. This is assistance to people who find it hard to survive in wartime conditions.
This is our Seryozha. Seryozha, Seryozha, Seryozha…Not a simple story to tell. He now lives in a retirement home in Lugansk. Without a leg, a home, a family, but with polyarthritis…
He recovered from the heart attack, but he has low blood pressure, 90 over 60. Takes pills regularly. Our friends say he’s racing in his new electric “tank” (Tanya, hugs and kisses from all of us!!!) all over the place, even cross-country. This is happiness for us all, to see Seryozha independent and able to move. His amputated stump has been bothering him lately. And besides, it’s 45 degrees Celsius in Lugansk right now, which I can’t even imagine.
You can read more about Seryozha by clicking on the “Kutsenko” tag at the bottom of this post.
This is Ira from Vergunka, a part of Lugansk, whom we also help continuously. She’s a single mom with two kids living on the frontline where fighting could resume at any moment. You can read more about her by clicking on the Vergunka tag.
Last time we wrote she injured her hand. Because of that, as she feared, she lost her job. Now she does odd jobs. They live on subsidies. The father has not made any contact since the war began.
That’s how it is. We try to help whenever we can.
And this beautiful little girl is Marina. Marina and Alyona are “sisters”, which is how we refer to them, two girls who live on their own in Lugansk. They’ve never seen their fathers, and the mother abandoned them a long time ago. Or, rather, has not abandoned but is “partying” somewhere. Alyona studies, and Marina works and feeds both. No social benefits since they can’t obtain custody. Civil courts still don’t work in LPR, unfortunately. To read more about them, click on the “sisters” tag.
This is Natasha and son. It’s the family of Vitaliy who was exchanged for Ukrainian POWs. Thanks to my readers, were were really able to help this family, up to Vitaliy’s prosthetic teeth. Natasha still has severe headaches. Moreover, she now needs to have her mammaries examined, which again means tests, analyses, medications…
They live in a dorm, having restarted their lives from nothing. We help them as best we can.
To read more about them, click on the “Vitaliy” tag.
This is Lena who, like Ira, is also from Vergunka. I wrote about them in May. Roma, the husband, was killed by shelling before her eyes in 2014. She was buried in the garden, then re-buried. The shelling was so intense there was no other possibility.
She raises two kids. Still can’t get work because there is no day care. She has no relatives who could help. They survive off social benefits, which is 3500 rubles. It has to suffice for food, clothing, pencils, utilities, etc.
Friends, thank you all for participating in our aid effort! Thank you for preventing these people from being completely abandoned!
If you want to join the aid effort for the people of the Donbass, please write me in person through LiveJournal, facebook, V Kontakte, or email: email@example.com. Paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org.