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Maryinka, eastern Ukraine, Nov. 2017.<br />
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Vera Grigorievna, 63.<br />
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Inspecting what was the living area of her property, the other part is a hairdressing salon from where she used to run a successful business.<br />
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In Aug. 2014 a grad rocket hit the house. Fortunately, her son had got her out when the area started to be attacked by pro-Russian separatists’ and her home being hit.<br />
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Just prior to the war starting she had borrowed money from the bank and did extensive renovation work to the property but she is now left with no-where permanent to live and remains in debt to the bank. <br />
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She must keep a vigilant eye on her home as several valuable items have been looted since the shelling.<br />
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A long-time resident of Maryinka she loves her city and is desperate to have the ‘good life’ back that she once had.