The killer queues of Ukraine - BBC News

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The killer queues of Ukraine - BBC News 4.5
Ukraine’s simmering war with Russia-backed fighters has claimed the lives of 13 thousand people for the 5 years.

It is a war which the country's newly elected president Volodymyr Zelensky - a former comedian with no political experience - will have to address.
But a surprisingly large number of civilians die in a more unexpected way - collapsing in the queues to cross the front line.
Most of those crossing are elderly as they can only collect their Ukrainian pension from Ukrainian territory.
At least 18 people have died waiting in queues since December 2018.



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It's heartbreaking knowing that people live like this...

Author — Umar Hussain

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We suffer the consequences of our leaders' selfish decisions. #soSad

Author — pi solutions

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My heart breaks for the elderly people 😭

Author — Jurine221

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Everyday I pray that someday War will be over. I’m so sorry for these people 😢 this situation made me feel grateful and appreciate what I have now.

Author — Kat Buchan

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Why the world is turning like this🙁
We can pray for the people who suffer💜

Author — Shahna Suhail

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I can understand Ukraine's strong stance against the Putin backed rebels in Donbass, Ukraine has to protect its sovereignty within its lands as best as it can. But the Minister in charge of Pensioner welfare has a terrible attitude towards those Ukrainians caught up in the warzone. He said that everyone who is pro Ukrainian has left, that is simply not true. It is not easy for everyone to just leave the place where they live.


Most of these people are poor and almost all they have is either their houses or apartments. Do they just leave these behind? Because selling them or renting them out will be almost impossible. More to the point, where do they go once they move to areas controlled by the Ukrainian government? With little or no money, they can't stay anywhere respectable and many of these people are elderly.


That minister should be ashamed of himself, because he is not thinking about the elderly in those areas, who have no choice but to stay where they are. They have to do this walk of death, just to collect a crap pension. That minister should feel ashamed that the pensions are so low for Ukrainian citizens, let alone the fact that these poor elderly people have to risk their lives in order to collect those small offerings from the Ukrainian government. The attitude of that minister is disgusting in my opinion.

Author — Jeremy Heath

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Love from indonesia to ukraine. 🇲🇨❤🇺🇦 I hope the war will stop soon. I hate seeing elder people must walk miles just to get pension. Where the hell is UN? They are not that useful in war like this.

Author — Cefri Naldi

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Politician are evil demon posses satanic monsters.

Author — Jorge abuauad

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I don't know what say, and hope NO wars in the Word.

Author — von乐颖宸

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So sad to see that, , my heart broking, , we want peace from Bangladesh

Author — Alam Mamun

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Why don't Rursia take care of its newly formed republics?

Author — Tiuhtukkainen

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Oh, the poor granny, caught in the middle of war, making that long hard walk, trying to live on her tiny pension. I pray for her.

Author — Patchwork Girl

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as always, politicians play their stupid, selfish games and normal people suffer.

Author — raverdeath100

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So sad to see that, , my heart broking, , we want peace from Bangladesh

Author — Alam Mamun

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На русском Бибиси нет таких репортажей. Почему??

Author — Татьяна Шамина

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this is absolutely insane. those people dont deserve it

Author — butterfflyess

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What happens when you let the CIA provoke you to war.

Author — ice water

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It's so sad, I feel heart broken to watch this, specially children and older people. Ukrainian people are so good people. It's very sad, the war is wrong! Thanks for sharing this important information. The war is so wrong! The politic in the end of the video, he should face what this people are facing!

Author — Marco Macedo

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You never here about this ongoing war in Ukraine

Author — The GrimReaper

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WE hope the war ended quickly, goddammit . UN please do something don't like a puppy

Author — Yoongmian勇面