I never fail to be impressed by the tenacity of the Ukrainian people, particularly those living on the front line.

Today the Red Cross in Ukraine informed us about Nina. Having kept bees for over 30 years, because of the fighting she lost her bee-garden in 2014. Despite her advanced age, she still drives around the streets of her native Vuhlehirsk on a scooter. No doubt bringing immense joy, the Red Cross have helped Nina resume her favorite activity of beekeeping. Honey from the bees can be either be eaten, or sold to bring in some much needed income.

The village of Vuhlehirsk is close to the front line. Sits somewhat precariously between the Russian occupied towns of Horlivka and Debaltseve.

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Written by Glasnost Gone

Just a British chap who doesn't like murdering dictators who go topless.