In the village of Bohorodychnein the Ukrainian region of DonetskThere are almost no houses. The remaining residents spent Orthodox Christmas in their destroyed homes, with electricity and water cut off. Among them were the Honchars: Nina, 91, and her son Mykola, 58. They have remained in the village during the fighting and the Russian occupation.
Mykola Honchar, points out: “What are the Russians? ”liberators”? Who have they come to liberate? They are stupid. They have bombed the church. I asked them: ‘What are they doing? They asked me: “What ? I said to them, ‘Do you know what kind of church this is? It is a monastery of the Moscow Patriarchate. Why have you destroyed the church? They looked at each other like sheep.”
His mother Nina lives in her destroyed house with no income. She says there is no pension. Her other son Vasyl and her daughter-in-law Lyubov died during the shelling of the house in which they lived
Nina Honchar points out: “This is how we live. Where are we going? With whom? They have killed my son.”
Before the start of the full-scale war, hundreds of people lived in the village, while now only about 10 residents remain.
In the midst of ruin, the Honchar did not celebrate the Christmas. In his place, Mykola Honchar went to visit the graves of his brother and his wife. While he remembered that he only had to bury them, like his neighbor.
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