War Thrust This Ukrainian Psychiatric Hospital Onto the Front Lines

CHERNIHIV, Ukraine—Raisa Pustovoit was hiding within the basement of a psychiatric hospital right here when Russian troopers arrived, holding weapons and shining flashlights within the faces of her and different terrified sufferers who had fled there.

A hospital has operated right here on the margins of wider Ukrainian society for 2 centuries, its sufferers largely deserted by their households due to their psychological well being and studying disabilities. However Russia’s advances put them on the entrance traces of the battle, and united this forgotten group with a want to outlive and assist each other.