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meet Anelina & her daughter Maria

“We lived in Kiev. At 4am on February 24th, the first bombing started. At first, we thought it was thunderstorms, until we realized we were getting bombed. On March 4th, we got on an evacuation train.  After 10 long hours standing up in an over-filled train, we walked for 10 hours until we crossed the Polish border by foot. 

My 25-year-old son stayed behind, he is a cook and is cooking for the army. My husband also stayed. We finally got a hold of my father who is in Melitopol, which is currently under Russian occupation. 

We are so so grateful to be here in Canada.”

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meet Anelina & her daughter Maria

“We lived in Kiev. At 4am on February 24th, the first bombing started. At first, we thought it was thunderstorms, until we realized we were getting bombed. On March 4th, we got on an evacuation train.  After 10 long hours standing up in an over-filled train, we walked for 10 hours until we crossed the Polish border by foot. 

My 25-year-old son stayed behind, he is a cook and is cooking for the army. My husband also stayed. We finally got a hold of my father who is in Melitopol, which is currently under Russian occupation. 

We are so so grateful to be here in Canada.”

meet Anelina & her daughter Maria

“We lived in Kiev. At 4am on February 24th, the first bombing started. At first, we thought it was thunderstorms, until we realized we were getting bombed. On March 4th, we got on an evacuation train.  After 10 long hours standing up in an over-filled train, we walked for 10 hours until we crossed the Polish border by foot. 

My 25-year-old son stayed behind, he is a cook and is cooking for the army. My husband also stayed. We finally got a hold of my father who is in Melitopol, which is currently under Russian occupation. 

We are so so grateful to be here in Canada.”

Screen Shot 2022-05-07 at 6.38.26 PM.png
Screen Shot 2022-05-07 at 6.38.26 PM.png

meet Anelina & her daughter Maria

“We lived in Kiev. At 4am on February 24th, the first bombing started. At first, we thought it was thunderstorms, until we realized we were getting bombed. On March 4th, we got on an evacuation train.  After 10 long hours standing up in an over-filled train, we walked for 10 hours until we crossed the Polish border by foot. 

My 25-year-old son stayed behind, he is a cook and is cooking for the army. My husband also stayed. We finally got a hold of my father who is in Melitopol, which is currently under Russian occupation. 

We are so so grateful to be here in Canada.”

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