220,000 Ukrainians have returned in the last two weeks

A train carrying Ukrainian refugees in Krakow.

A train carrying Ukrainian refugees in Krakow. Omar Marquez / Getty Images

In the last two weeks, 220,000 Ukrainians have taken their trekking home. The national border guard said — Many were traveling when the Russian invasion began, others had to tie up the loose end with their foreign work, some are back in battle, and a few are in Ukraine He says it’s even harder to be a refugee than to return.

Last week, on a trip from the Ukrainian town of Mykolaiv to Poznan, Poland, Zanna Sinitsina, her 30-year-old daughter Nadia, and her 12-year-old granddaughter Kira witnessed an explosion and heard gunshots. When I arrived in Poznan, I planned to find a job and send money to Mykolaiv. In Mykolaiv, Zanna’s husband and 19-year-old son are part of an effort to protect the city.

They quickly realized that they couldn’t find an affordable place to stay in Poznan near the area of ​​employment opportunity and they didn’t have enough money to buy their necessities. Only two days later, Zanna persuaded Nadia and Kira to return to Mykolaiv on Saturday, despite concerns. “In my soul, Mykolaiv is my home.” Zanna said Washington post.. “And I need to be at home.”

Originally from Brovary on the outskirts of Kyiv, Oleksii Zvieriev works as a truck driver and delivers goods throughout Europe. On the day of Russia’s invasion, he decided to return to Ukraine and start fighting as soon as his work was done.Standing at the Przemysl station in Poland on Saturday night, he Position He kept his promise and was heading home.

“It’s hard to talk about the feelings of returning to war,” Zubieliev said. “My friends sitting in the basement always tell me I’m hearing an explosion. I can’t stop worrying.” Two of his friends (one 40 years old, the other 25) Was killed shortly after picking up a weapon against Russia.read more and The Washington Post.

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