From Hanover to the front – these scenes give you goosebumps
Maryia Maksymtsiv has been living in Hanover for 18 years – together with her husband, a pastor of the Urcain Catholic community, and their two children.
But Mariya was born in Ukraine. She hasn’t been able to stand life in Hanover since the war in her home country. So the woman made a decision: she wants to see her family in Ukraine again.
Hanover: With aid transport to the Ukraine
Since February of this year, Maryia Maksymtsiv has not been the same at her place of residence in Hanover: the Russian war of aggression in Ukraine no longer leaves the mother of two children alone – together with her community, she has been helping since the beginning of the war, as reported by NDR . Mariya’s brother Maksym fought at the front against the Russians. After ten months, the woman would like to travel back to her home country – to the front.
With an aid transport, she sets off from Hanover to the Ukraine – Mariya is accompanied by NDR’s “Nordreportage”. And the pictures give you real goosebumps.
On the one hand, the Ukrainians from Hanover are expecting bright eyes that are looking forward to help from Germany. On the other hand, Mariya will see the suffering of her homeland for the first time – whether wounded soldiers or the graves of those who have fallen so far.
Mariya from Hanover: worried about her brother at the front
Also never out of her mind: worrying about her brother who fought at the front. The journey becomes an emotional rollercoaster ride. Whether joy, sorrow, sadness or hope. It also becomes clear where the aid is actually arriving, especially from northern Germany.
And where there is still need and need for help. You can watch the whole report and the emotional pictures of Maryia Maksymtsiv’s trip from Hanover on Tuesday (November 22nd) at 6:15 p.m. on NDR.