Survival and escape from the Mariupol steelworks

ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine – Five stories below the besieged Azovstal steelworks, Ukrainian soldiers told Nataliya Babeush she had a few minutes to prepare to escape the underground bunker she called home for more than two months. The 35-year-old grabbed little more than a handful of children’s drawings: some sketches of flowers and food that had helped … Read more

Wounded children recovering after escape from besieged Ukrainian city

‘I saw darkness and there was a loud noise ringing in my ears,’ says 11-year-old Milena Uralova. ‘When I opened my eyes, I saw my mother holding me in her arms. She put me on the ground and started crying and asking for help.’ ZAPORIZHZHIA, Ukraine– Eleven-year-old Milena Uralova remembers being knocked unconscious and waking … Read more