Roman Liubavskyi


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Near Kharkiv and Not Far from Lviv: The Experience of War (Поруч із Харковом та недалеко від Львова. Досвід війни)

This project consists of a diary which records the personal experience of living under Russian occupation in the village of Mala Rohan, Kharkiv district. It contains a description of life and examples of the self-organization of residents of the bomb shelter in the local school (70-100 people); described are the general situation in the village during the occupation; the mood and behaviour of people; cases of looting; assistance to people wounded by Russian weapons; contacts with Russian troops; and changes in their behaviour. Difficulties in receiving and distributing humanitarian aid, personal considerations on how to save a family, etc. are described as well. The second section of the diary is devoted to the description of life after evacuation, living in the Lviv region.

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