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.