BRITS in Ukraine yesterday stood shoulder to shoulder with locals in the wake of Russia’s announcement that it was only a few hours before war could start.
Around 1,000 UK citizens are living and working in a state of conflict, with many vowing to stay and support their Ukrainian friends.
“I’ll do whatever I can to help them,” said Sean Kelly, 53-year-old logistics company boss, who has lived in Kiev for 26 years.
He said he would first evacuate his wife Natalia of Ukrainian origin and their children Oliver, two, and Elizabeth, seven, by putting them on a ferry to Turkey.
IT expert Ken Stewart, 54, talks about his concern that his Ukrainian wife Tetiana, 36, will give birth to their second child any day.
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“We can reach the Polish border in about five hours,” he said. We have gas cans in the car. “
Edinburgh-born healthcare company boss Stuart McKenzie, 51, is helping organize a flag-carrying march of 300 foreigners through Kiev on Saturday.
The father of three said: “It was scary because we knew there would be a bloodbath if the Russians invaded because the Ukrainians were motivated to fight.”
Last night, Russia was blamed for a wave of bomb threats targeting schools and commuter hubs, which further increased tensions across Kiev.
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