I’ll ignore the “Lugandonia” part, but I do have an answer to the last passage:
This granny is Maria Petrovna Bas.
She’s 87 years old and she lives in Pervomaysk.
She spent her whole life working in the coal mine as an electrician.
Her daughter is disabled, can’t walk. Maria Petrovna can barely walk herself. She has a cane that she needs even to stand up.
Pavel, do you know what it’s like to walk with a cane?
How do you think she was doing when Pervomaysk was being bombed?
I recall my Kiev acquaintances who were saying, during the bombing of Slavyansk: “Let them all leave!” Otherwise it’s their own fault!”
When I go to Pervomaysk the next time, I’ll pass this on to Maria Petrovna and Vera Petrovna.
That it’s their own fault they are barely walking and couldn’t find the “strength of will” (because what else does one need?) to make the journey.
When the city was under siege for more than six months.