Ukraine Calls Men to War Amid Mixed Emotions

February 3, 2015 7:21 PM

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Marina's brother and a close family friend have both been killed on the frontline in Ukraine's east. Now she has had to say goodbye to her husband, Ruslan, called up to fight pro-Russian separatists in Kyiv's latest conscription drive.

“Our family have suffered losses already. My brother died in July. [My daughter's] godfather died in September. That's why we are not afraid any more, we simply feel pain,” she said, bouncing five-month-old Valeria in her arms.

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