Ukraine Refugees Tell Harrowing Tales Even As Numbers Ease . . . Ukraine Refugees Flee With Their Pets Despite the Travel Risks

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Ukraine refugees tell harrowing tales even as numbers ease​

"SUCEAVA, Romania (AP) — Elena Yurchuk saw families with children blown up and the hospital she worked in reduced to rubble during Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“I don’t know if I have a home or not,” said the 44-year-old nurse from the northern Ukrainian town of Chernihiv. “Our city is under siege and we barely escaped.”
Yurchuk has arrived to safety in the Romanian border town of Suceava, which has welcomed thousands of refugees fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the past days. Chernihiv, she said, now resembles a “ghost town.”
“People in cars are blown up by mines, a car with children and a young family was blown up … literally behind us,” Yarchuk said.
While the number of people arriving in neighboring countries from Ukraine appears to have eased in the past week, the refugees’ harrowing accounts of destruction and death are evidence of the continued suffering of civilians in Ukrainian cities besieged by Russian forces."

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Amid war, Ukraine refugees flee with their pets despite the travel risks​

"While some families have had to make the painfully hard decision to leave their pets behind as they take refuge amid the Russian attacks on Ukraine, others are evacuating with their animals in tow no matter the risk.
People have been seen fleeing Ukraine with dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits and birds, as the Associated Press reported.
These daring evacuations are taking place as Russian forces continue to shell Ukrainian cities and more than 2.5 million people have left the country.
Victoria Trofimenko, a 42-year-old mother, wanted to stay in Kyiv with her family, but she eventually fled the capital with her daughter, mother, dog and cat after missiles and explosives hit close to home.
"I can’t leave dogs or cats," Trofimenko told the Associated Press. "I have to take responsibility.""

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