“Tonight, we had five raids. If we had air defense, it wouldn’t be happening. We have it, but not enough. It’s from the ‘70s and ‘80s. It’s too weak. We need modern air defense. We haven’t received any yet. And you also have to learn to use it first. It’s not like driving a car.”
Once upon a time, Stanytsia Luhanska, located 12 miles north of separatist-controlled Luhansk, was a neat little village that its inhabitants were proud of. Since the war started in 2014, many of the houses are abandoned, and those still living there are tormented by years of anxiety.