Via a series of videos we hear the stories of some of the people of Ukraine whose lives changed overnight when Russia brutally attacked Ukraine on 24 February.
Some left behind their homes, family members, jobs, and headed towards the unknown; others decided to stay to defend their home, volunteering and rebuilding their country.
Testimonials from people fleeing Ukraine
As the war in Ukraine continues to rage, more and more people are being forced to flee their homes. Get to know some of their stories of bravery and resilience, as they talk about their journeys and some of the harrowing experiences they have had to live through.
5 March 2022 - Sima is from Odesa, Ukraine. She left with her child after the war erupted but her mother and brothers stayed behind. "I really want this to end."
12 March 2022 - Aliona waited until the very end to leave Ukraine, until her family convinced her to join them in Poland. She and her children are safe, but longing to return home.
Testimonials from Europeans supporting people fleeing the war
Everyone can play their part in helping those fleeing the invasion of Ukraine and every effort counts. From welcoming refugees at train stations, to driving them by car across the EU, see how Europeans are opening their hearts and their homes to offer a bit of warmth and kindness to people fleeing Ukraine.