‘I hope this violence, cruelty end soon’, young woman, choking back tears, says after 6 days in shelter
By Guardian Exclusive
03 March 2022 | 5:23 am
Sofiya, one of thousands of Kyiv residents who spent their sixth night at a metro station seeking shelter from Russian missile and rocket attacks, choked back tears as she spoke about Ukrainian families' ordeal. "It is terrible how many kids are there. We want to live as independent, normal country. And thank you that so many countries can hear us and support us. I hope all this violence and cruelness ends soon, ” she said.
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