Alina from Borodyanka
Borodyanka, Gateway to Kyiv
Borodyanka, Ukraine. A quiet one-street town, 35 miles to the north of Kyiv, which had roughly 13,000 residents. It is a strategic place as this narrow route provides passage to the country’s capital. This small town was bombed extensively by the Russian armed forces during the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine.
On the Road to Damascus
“I remember the sweet moments in my city when the snow was falling just before Christmas 2013. Looking out through my window our children, with their new hats and gloves, playing excitedly in the snow.
In wasn’t long after that, as the children were getting ready for school that everything changed. The phone rang and a friend warned us not to leave the house as ‘Daesh’ (ISIS) were in the streets nearby.