The people of Ukraine have had their lives shaken by the Russian invasion launched last week. Some 386,000 people are believed to have fled their homes and at least 100 civilians have been killed, the real number said to be “significantly higher”, according to the UN.
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“Over the past few days, the world has witnessed displays of courage and heroism by the Ukrainian people in the face of those who seek to destroy freedom by force,” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a statement. a statement last night.
These are just some of the stories that come from war ravaged country.
Giving birth in a bomb shelter
Amidst the “chaos and devastation caused by rockets landing on Kyiv city“, Some “miracle” births have given many people hope”, reports ITV News on Saturday. Hannah Hopko, president of the Democratic Conference in Action, shared a photo of a new mother with her baby Mia, born in an underground bomb shelter.
Kyiv Independent It is estimated that at least six babies have been born in the country’s bomb shelters, including a subway station, and others in maternity hospital shelters.
🇺🇦 Mia was born in a shelter on this night in a stressful environment – the bombing in Kyiv. Her mother is very happy after this challenging birth. When Putin killed Ukrainians, we called the mothers of Russia and Belarus to protest Russia’s entry into the war in Ukraine. We protect life and humanity! pic.twitter.com/qsBDcfc1Q9
– Hanna Hopko (@HopkoHanna) February 25, 2022
Ukraine’s ‘tank man’
Video of a man kneeling in front of a Russian tank outside the city of Bakhmach went viral over the weekend, drawing comparisons to Russia’s “tank man”. Tiananmen Square. The “brave Ukrainian” who tried to stop the convoy of tanks “with only his hands”, pushed one until it came to a complete stop, described The Independent. He then knelt on the ground before some people pulled him away.
In a separate clip, shared by Ukraine’s HB news agency, another man is seen standing in front of military vehicles as they circle around him, reports Guardians.
🏻Українець ається орожу , об окупанти оїхали pic.twitter.com/cZ29kknqhB
– (@tweetsNV) February 25, 2022
Family is separated
One of the most heartbreaking scenes in Ukraine is fathers parting with their children to evacuate the country. The border agency has banned men between the ages of 18 and 60 from leaving the country. A video shows a “sobbing Ukrainian father” saying goodbye to his daughter as she leaves with her mother, “leaving the country at least for the foreseeable future”, said Daily mail. The clip “gives a horrifying look at how the Eastern European conflict is tearing families apart,” said New York Post.
Molotov . park meeting
The BBC captured a surreal scene in Dnipro, southeast of Kyiv, over the weekend. A large group of women gathered in a park with polystyrene, cheese grinders and glass bottles to prepare Molotov cocktails to protect their city. One teacher, who goes by the name Arina, admits that “nobody thinks this is how we spend our weekends,” but firebomb-making now seems to be “the only important thing to do.” do”.
The decision by Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and his family to stay in the country during the Russian attack has “touched many people,” said Steven Erlanger. New York Times. “The politician turned comedian” became the leader Ukraine didn’t know was needed, Erlanger said, inspiring its citizens to fight for their country with “posts” meaningful speech” on the streets of Kyiv. “Mr. Zelensky’s reaction to the reported US offer to evacuate him – ‘I need ammunition, not a ride’ – will most likely go down in Ukrainian history whether he survives. after this onslaught or not.”
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