Chalk — a village on the Ukrainian border, which is located in the area of operations of the United forces (she appeared instead of the ATO). Behind the fence — the Russian village Chertkovo. The border between the two countries runs right down the street of Friendship of peoples (as ironic now as it sounds). Although the border was not until 2018 then there was a fence that divided the towns and lives of people in two. We continue the project “People on the border” — journalists TUT.BY Alex of Judges and Sowing Zarubin went to the Ukrainian-Russian border and talked with the locals about the war, the new realities of the Russians and hope.