EFEMalyutyanka, Ukraine

Every time air-raid sirens howl, Valentyn Radchenko, an artist with Down syndrome, suffers a panic attack that gives him insomnia.

When Russian troops arrived at the gates of Kyiv, Valentyn and his family fled to their humble country house in Malyutyanka, a small village southwest of the capital.

"I am very scared. Especially at night. During the night my head is full of pain. But I paint and it makes me feel better," Valentyn says as he shows Efe his canvases and sketches on cardboard and paper.

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