Almost a year after the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine, tens of thousands of people — both military and civilians — were injured. Many now live with disabilities: without limbs or eyes or with severe injuries to internal organs. Urban environments and society, in general, have not previously been inclusive, and now the inclusion of trauma survivors has become critical. Understanding the way that war-traumatized Ukrainians live is crucial to grasp the problem. Journalist and comic writer Anastasia Opryshchenko talked about this with Oleksandr Budek (call sign “Teren”), a soldier of the “Karpatska Sich” battalion, who lost both legs on the Raisin route.
Illustrations: Anastasia Opryshchenko / Zaborona