Denysenko likened the crisis to painful, but necessary medical treatment that will leave Ukraine stronger in the end: "We are like a cancer patient who has agreed to surgery and must now undergo chemotherapy," she said.
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"It was cool, amazing, but how it feels is hard to explain," she said. "Taking pictures is like dancing. You learn how to do it and then you just do it."
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