The Wider Image: Elderly brothers eke out life among ruins of Ukraine war
Volodymyr Kovalyov, 77, who remained in his village throughout the conflict and was in his house in October when it was hit by what he thinks was a tank shell, lays in a bed in the last room of his house that still has a roof over it, amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine, in the village of Posad-Pokrovske, northwest of the city of Kherson, Ukraine January 28, 2023. Russian troops reached Posad-Pokrovske on Feb. 25 last year, the day after Russia launched the full-scale invasion it calls a "special military operation" in Ukraine. It was as far as they were able to push north, and the area around the small settlement became a no-go zone between enemy forces. The ground is now littered with ammunition boxes, bullet casings and burned out Russian tanks. Mines lay scattered, two unexploded missiles protrude from the earth nearby, deep, narrow trenches snake through fields and house after house lays in ruins. REUTERS/Nacho Doce SEARCH "DOCE UKRAINE VILLAGE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.