Thursday, September 21, 2023

Ukrainian mum and daughter recall a year like no other

Thursday, 24 February, 2022 is a date Viktoriia Hurska will never forget. It was while sitting comfortably in her Kyiv apartment that the sound of whirring helicopter blades alerted her that something was off.

She looked out her window and could see Russian military helicopters flying over the roof of her building. Russia’s attack on her homeland was now underway.

The 27-year-old IT worker was one of the first to leave her homeland in the early days of the war. The decision to leave the place she calls home did not come lightly.


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