23-year-old Mariya Viter, a young lady from Vinnytsia, has returned home for a break from the war. She has been fighting with the Donbas battalion in eastern Ukraine.
Mariya was a hairdresser in civilian life, but became a sniper. She left behind a six-year-old daughter and this, she says, helped her survive.
Prior to ATO, Mariya Viter worked as a hairdresser. She admits that the events in the East forced her to radically change her life. She left her six-year-old daughter with her mother-in-law and went to train at the volunteer battalion’s training camp. There, she learned how to use a machine gun and sniper rifle.
She told her mother about her decision just before taking the oath.
Video in Ukrainian
Translated by: Christine Chraibi
Source: Channel 5
Tags: Donbas Battalion