Siege survivor of Leningrad, hiding from shelling and stocking up on bread in besieged Kharkov

87-year-old Margarita Morozova remembers the famine and shelling of the besieged Leningrad. After World War II, she ended up in Ukraine and worked as a librarian until her retirement. For about 60 years Margarita has lived in Kharkov. Now the pensioner is again forced to hide from shelling and stock up on bread and water in the besieged city.

The mayor of Kharkiv claims that the city is constantly under attack by Russian troops. Many buildings have been reduced to rubble. Russian authorities call the invasion of Ukraine a “special military operation” and deny any involvement in strikes against civilian objects.