‘We couldn’t stand it’: the Ukrainians travelling for days to flee Russian bombs and rockets

Millions of people are on the move, heading for Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova and Romania. It is Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world warAfter four days on the road, sleeping in her car, Ludmila Lyskevska was in a defiant mood. “Putin has gone bonkers. He wants Ukraine to be part of his imperium,” she said, stretching her legs as snow fell from a white sky. “He’s managed to unite the whole country against him.”Lyskevska was travelling in a three-car family convoy. The group was part of a vast caravan of vehicles waiting to leave war-stricken Ukraine and cross the border into Poland. Over the course of a 20-minute conversation, her group advanced a mere 100 metres. They had been queueing for 20 hours. Behind her, more cars arrived. Continue reading...

‘We couldn’t stand it’: the Ukrainians travelling for days to flee Russian bombs and rockets

Millions of people are on the move, heading for Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Moldova and Romania. It is Europe’s biggest refugee crisis since the second world war

After four days on the road, sleeping in her car, Ludmila Lyskevska was in a defiant mood. “Putin has gone bonkers. He wants Ukraine to be part of his imperium,” she said, stretching her legs as snow fell from a white sky. “He’s managed to unite the whole country against him.”

Lyskevska was travelling in a three-car family convoy. The group was part of a vast caravan of vehicles waiting to leave war-stricken Ukraine and cross the border into Poland. Over the course of a 20-minute conversation, her group advanced a mere 100 metres. They had been queueing for 20 hours. Behind her, more cars arrived.

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