Amid explosions and sirens, local officials have established a temporary evacuation program for children to a camp located in western Ukraine.
Kherson under bombs a year after his liberation. The southern Ukrainian city of Kherson has come under daily attacks since it was recaptured by Ukrainian forces last November after eight months of Russian occupation.
Amid explosions and sirens, local officials have established a temporary evacuation program for children to a camp located in western Ukraine. Anastasia doesn’t know when she will return to her house.
“Sometimes I’m afraid. When there’s a big explosion outside, I want to go back home. That’s why I almost never go out, maybe just to meet my friend. Otherwise, I don’t go out,” says this Ukrainian girl evacuated from Kherson.
Ukraine estimates that more than 500 children have been killed and 1,600 children have been injured since the beginning of the Russian invasion. He also denounces the children stolen by Russia. In this temporary reception center is this family, who decided to flee their suburb of Kherson last month. They are internal refugees who are now in Mikolaiv.
“After that tragedy, they evacuated us. My other son and his son also left, my daughter left, everyone left. I have four sons-in-law fighting as soldiers and the fifth was captured,” says Lyubov Sytnikova, a refugee from the region. of Kherson.
Despite calls for evacuation, some families prefer to stay in Kherson even though it is dangerous. The few remaining children play in areas protected by sandbags or go out with their parents after dark, when there are fewer air raids.