280 days as a hostage: the ordeal of Olha Cherniak from Kherson, who endured torture and Russian captivity without breaking
Before the full-scale war erupted, Olha Cherniak was living in Kherson with her husband and children. They didn't immediately leave after the city's occupation, as they were caring for their sick parents. However, when they finally dared to leave, Olha, her husband Ihor, and son Stepan were captured by Russians. In captivity, Olha faced months of severe hardship under Russian control but managed to survive and eventually gained her freedom.
31 December 2023