In eastern Ukraine, life under Russian bombardment is becoming untenable for many

MARYINKA, Ukraine—Snezhana Makinevskaya has gone to great lengths to repair the home she fled after Russian-backed militants seized large swaths of eastern Ukraine in 2014 and her neighborhood was found on the front line with the Ukrainian forces.

After returning here in 2020, when a ceasefire was largely held, the 32-year-old installed a new roof and new windows. She said her garden will soon be ready for spring planting. She may not be here to crash.


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