The Wider Image: In shadow of war, Ukrainians seek to vote for peace
Local resident Raisa Taranenko, 73, speaks with her neighbour pensioner Nikolai Yushkov, 70, near her house, which is around 600 meters from the separatist trenches in Mayorsk, Ukraine, February 22, 2019. Families like that of Yushkov are divided by the conflict. He, his son and daughter live on government-controlled land while another daughter lives under separatist control, where election is not being held. "Everyone says: you need to sit down and you need to negotiate", he said. "Peace. We need peace". The single-storey building he shares with another family has survived shelling that destroyed surrounding buildings but is just 600 metres from the separatist trenches. One outer wall, destroyed by fighting, has been replaced by a stack of firewood. Taranenko, whose family shares the building with Yushkov, also shared his desire for an end to the war. "But it's not clear how the situation will develop. There is no hope for anything", she said. "Everything is getting worse and worse". REUTERS/Gleb Garanich SEARCH "ELECTION WAR" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.