Homeless struggle to stay alive in cold spell
Feb. 3, 2012, 12:47 a.m. | Ukraine
— by Mariya Manzhos
A man is offered food by an emergency worker in a heating shelter in Kyiv on Jan. 31. A week of frigid weather killed at least 63 people in Ukraine, among the 112 people who died throughout Eastern Europe as of Feb. 2.
Vasyl Zhygalyuk arrived in Kyiv last summer from Ivano-Frankivsk to work in construction, hoping soon to be able to pay off his abundant debt.
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