Anna Tuv: The courage to live


By Alexey Markov
Deputy Commander, Ghost Brigade (Prizrak)

August 31: The name of the woman next to me is Anna Tuv. Eighteen months ago, she was absolutely happy: a loving husband, three wonderful children, a house — a full cup. They lived in Gorlovka…

On May 26, 2015, shells of the Ukrainian Banderists tore apart her husband and oldest daughter, and Anna and her son Zahar, dug out from the rubble of the house after the bombing, were left disabled.

Ordinary people in Italy and around the world collected money for her to receive a bioprosthesis, but for the past seven months, the governments of the Russian Federation and the Donetsk People’s Republic have been unable to resolve the problem of her going abroad.

The problem is a passport. A Ukrainian passport requires approval from Kiev, but Anna filed charges against Poroshenko with the European Court of Human Rights, so she was immediately charged with “supporting terrorism.” And obtaining Russian citizenship is generally a sad song with a dirty chorus…

Translated by Greg Butterfield

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