International Committee of the Red Cross

Women on the front line in eastern Ukraine

Article 06 March 2018

The armed conflict in eastern Ukraine has been raging for four years now. It has brought suffering and disrupted the lives of hundreds of thousands of people on both sides of the front line. Still, life in the front line communities goes on. It has to.

They are teachers and farmers, managers and seamstresses, homemakers and pensioners.

They are mothers and grandmothers, daughters and sisters, wives and widows.

They are women living on the front line in eastern Ukraine.

These are their stories.

These stories are also available in Ukrainian.