Four years since Russia incited an uprising, Europe’s focus has moved on to Brexit, Isis and migration
Last June, in the intense heat of a Ukrainian summer, four of Ludmila Brozhyk’s neighbours were sitting chatting in the sunshine. The children had stayed indoors, in the relative cool, to watch cartoons. When the mortar bomb dropped it came out of a clear blue sky.
“All the adults were killed instantly,” says Brozhyk. “Then one of the children came running and shouting down the street to us. Her mother had been decapitated.”