CNA Newsroom, Sep 1, 2022 / 06:45 am
Ukrainian refugees in Slovakia have spoken about their sorrow at the ongoing conflict in their country and voiced gratitude for support from around the world.
Speaking to Maltese lay brother Martin Azzopardi, SDC, who spent the European summer offering therapy to Ukrainian refugees, Oleksandra Panchuk, a 31-year-old airfield nurse from Vinnytsa, described the night Russian forces invaded Ukraine.
“On the night of February 24th, at 4:30 a.m., an emergency phone call woke me up. My niece called me from Kharkiv saying, ‘Sasha, we are being bombed! This is war.’”
“In the morning when I went to work, a rocket fell nearby and there was an explosion. I fell on the floor...Everything was like a nightmare.”