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Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
After surviving World War Two and the fall of the Soviet Union, among other seismic events, Zinaida Makishaiva now has her chickens to thank for getting through her most recent ordeal - the brief but brutal occupation of her town by Russian troops.

The 82-year-old was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March in Borodyanka, northwest of the Ukrainian capital Kyiv, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coop. 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, hugs one of her chickens, amid Russia's invasion... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, hugs one of her chickens, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. When food was scarce, she still had the eggs laid by her own chickens. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, sits on her sofa, amid Russia's invasion of... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, sits on her sofa, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, uses a magnifying glass to read a book, amid... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, uses a magnifying glass to read a book, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, lights a candle as she stands in her kitchen,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, lights a candle as she stands in her kitchen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation stands in the doorway of her kitchen, amid Russia's... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation stands in the doorway of her kitchen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, lights the oven in her kitchen, amid Russia's... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, lights the oven in her kitchen, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, stands next to her dog's enclosure, amid Russia's... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, stands next to her dog's enclosure, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation looks out her window, amid Russia's invasion... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation looks out her window, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 13, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, stands in her kitchen as she speaks to journalists,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, stands in her kitchen as she speaks to journalists, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 13, 2022 
The hand of Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, rests on a dog enclosure, amid Russia's... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
The hand of Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, rests on a dog enclosure, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 13, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, looks at bullet holes in the windscreen of her son's car parked near her house,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, looks at bullet holes in the windscreen of her son's car parked near her house, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, collects food aid at a churchyard, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, collects food aid at a churchyard, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Since Borodyanka was retaken by Ukrainian forces over a week ago, Makishaiva walks more than three hours a day, past shattered buildings and wrecked Russian tanks, to collect whatever food aid is available at the town's community centre or church. "Things are calmer again now... My dreams are better now," she said. "What God decides will happen. I've been through two wars and now this. I pray that this has passed and the fighting won't come back again." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived the Russian occupation, stands with Volodymyr Maksuta, 62, beside... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived the Russian occupation, stands with Volodymyr Maksuta, 62, beside the grave of their neighbour, Yurii Ostapchuk, who they say was killed by Russian troops while he was trying to extinguish a fire after Russian soldiers fired on a domestic gas pipe, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. When food was scarce, she still had the eggs laid by her own chickens. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, talks to her neighbour Alla Molchanova, 73,... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, talks to her neighbour Alla Molchanova, 73, in her garden, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
A sign that reads "there are people here" is seen on the gates of Zinaida Makishaiva's, 82, house, amid... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
A sign that reads "there are people here" is seen on the gates of Zinaida Makishaiva's, 82, house, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, talks to Father Dmytro Koshka, rector of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, talks to Father Dmytro Koshka, rector of the Church of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin, as he helps her to carry food aid, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Since Borodyanka was retaken by Ukrainian forces over a week ago, Makishaiva walks more than three hours a day, past shattered buildings and wrecked Russian tanks, to collect whatever food aid is available at the town's community centre or church. "Things are calmer again now... My dreams are better now," she said. "What God decides will happen. I've been through two wars and now this. I pray that this has passed and the fighting won't come back again." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, meets her neighbour Oksana Surul, 82, beside... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, meets her neighbour Oksana Surul, 82, beside a house that they say was destroyed by Russian shelling, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Since Borodyanka was retaken by Ukrainian forces over a week ago, Makishaiva walks more than three hours a day, past shattered buildings and wrecked Russian tanks, to collect whatever food aid is available at the town's community centre or church. "Things are calmer again now... My dreams are better now," she said. "What God decides will happen. I've been through two wars and now this. I pray that this has passed and the fighting won't come back again." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, tries to get a chicken out of her bedroom, amid... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, tries to get a chicken out of her bedroom, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. When food was scarce, she still had the eggs laid by her own chickens. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, tries to get a chicken out of her bedroom, amid... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, tries to get a chicken out of her bedroom, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. When food was scarce, she still had the eggs laid by her own chickens. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 12, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, walks past a destroyed Russian army vehicle... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, who survived Russian occupation, walks past a destroyed Russian army vehicle after receiving humanitarian aid supplies, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 12, 2022. Since Borodyanka was retaken by Ukrainian forces over a week ago, Makishaiva walks more than three hours a day, past shattered buildings and wrecked Russian tanks, to collect whatever food aid is available at the town's community centre or church. "Things are calmer again now... My dreams are better now," she said. "What God decides will happen. I've been through two wars and now this. I pray that this has passed and the fighting won't come back again." REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 11, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
The Wider Image: Behind enemy lines, Ukrainian woman survives with her chickens 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 11, 2022. Makishaiva was not too shaken when Russian tanks first showed up in early March, but then Grad missiles smashed into her home, destroying her chicken coup. "The doors were blown out. I took the chickens in because I needed something to eat. I didn't have anything to eat except for potatoes, just that. There is no water, no gas, nothing," said Makishaiva. The Russian troops came in three waves, she said, the first being the most violent. One day several soldiers entered her house, demanding that she stay in the cellar. "'Get in the cellar, you old bitch!' (the Russian troops said). I told them: 'Kill me, but I won't go'," REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra SEARCH "BENSEMRA UKRAINE CHICKENS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. 
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April 11, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion... 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 11, 2022. Zinaida said "They came to my house and said go to the basement, "bitch"." She put a sign on her house reading "there are people here". Soldiers started to shoot around her to scare her. "God saved my life". REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY 
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April 11, 2022 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's Invasion... 
Borodyanka, Ukraine 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's Invasion... 
Zinaida Makishaiva, 82, reacts as she recounts how Russian soldiers treated her, amid Russia's Invasion of Ukraine, in Borodyanka, Kyiv region, Ukraine April 11, 2022. Zinaida said "They came to my house and said go to the basement, "bitch". She put a sign on her house reading "there are people here" Soldiers started to shoot around her to scare her. "God saved my life". REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra 
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