The family that escaped from Mariupol and walked 125 kilometers on foot

For weeks, as bombing devastated Mariupol, parents tried to prepare their children, Iulia, 6, Sashko, 8, Anna, 10, and Ivan, 12, for the dangerous journey they faced. “For two months, while we were in the basement, we explained to them where we were going… We had prepared them for this long journey,” said 40-year-old Tetiana Komisarova. “They considered it an adventure,” he told AFP in Zaporizhia. While waiting for the train to the west, the family shared, with tears and laughter, their astonishing 125-kilometre walk to a safe port.

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