Mikhitykva is located just before the first checkpoint controlled by the Russian backed rebels, in the Zaitsevo/Gorlovka contact line. The area where the village is located has been badly damaged in every possible way. Ljudmila Vasilievna and Nikolay Nikolayevich are an elderly couple living in Mikhitykva. Once peaceful small villages, places like Mikhitykva, situated on conflict’s borders, have been caught in cross fire several times. Like them, the ones who decide to stay, are forced to adapt their lives and learn how to cope with a life, full of uncertainty.
Date : September 2016
Location : Mikhitykva (currently in the grey zone)