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  • Writer's pictureTanya Raghu

Three Stories of Pregnancy and Birth in Ukraine

"The doctors told me only God could help me."

Last month, The Reckoning Project journalist Angelina Kariakina and illustrator Zhenya Oliinyk published an interactive opinion piece in The New York Times' opinion section.

Our house in the Kyiv countryside was a mess. Our furniture, clothes, cutlery and papers had all been tossed around, and there was a bullet hole in our bedroom wall. A filthy and cheap-looking paid of military boots had been left in the hallway, and three glasses of vodka sat on the kitchen table.

It wasn't our vodka. They weren't our glasses.

Read the full story in The New York Times here.


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