"We're eating apricots and suddenly we see a missile. It takes off and hits an airplane, which begins
to smoke and falls into a cornfield. After that, we decided that it was time to leave," says
Yulia Piddubnyak, a former resident of the Donbas town of Makiivka.
In August of 2014, Yulia, her husband Vitaliy, and their children moved to the village of Radynka,
located 50 kilometers from the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It appears to have been a smart
move: In early September, she received a call from a neighbor in Makiivka — a shell had landed
right in their garden.