It took Vadym Bobryntsev four days to bury his wife, he said. It was mid-March in Mala Rohan, a village near Kharkiv in eastern Ukraine, and the ground was frozen. The village was under occupation by the Russian army, so Vadym periodically went out of their shell-damaged house to dig in a distant corner of the garden in the shade of apricot and quince trees. After 45 years of marriage, 69-year-old Vadym alone lifted his wife Iryna into a makeshift coffin, folded his hands over her chest, lowered her into the grave, covered the coffin with a corrugated iron sheet to protect her, and filled her grave with earth.
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