© Reuters. A common view exhibits a sports activities corridor of a main faculty, remodeled into non permanent lodging for individuals fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in Przemysl, Poland, March 19, 2022. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch
By Mari Saito
PRZEMYSL, Poland (Reuters) – Ukrainian moms and their younger youngsters discovered shelter in an ornate theatre within the Polish border city of Przemysl on Saturday, the place they had been in a position to get some relaxation after their harrowing journey.
For Tanya, a 34-year-old from Berdychiv in northern Ukraine, it was a aid to lastly have some assist together with her 5 younger youngsters after their lengthy journey to Poland.
Tanya, who didn’t give her final identify, had stayed in her residence till it was not potential to protect her youngsters from the conflict.
“I attempted to guard them from all of this. When the alarm sounded, I lined the home windows with blankets so one could not hear it. My small ones made up a monster, the siren monster,” she stated.
Her youngsters ran round her as she stood contained in the theatre, which is tucked contained in the Polish metropolis’s Ukrainian cultural centre. There have been about 50 refugees sleeping aspect by aspect beneath borrowed blankets on fold-out cots within the theatre. Kids in vibrant garments danced and performed on the stage flooded by theatre lights as their exhausted moms chatted intently close by.
In a makeshift kindergarten subsequent to the theatre, Olga Pavlovska from Kryvyi Rih in central Ukraine stated she was relieved to lastly be in a quiet place with out air raids and sirens.
“Right here, we’re not less than protected. No air raid alerts, no turmoil,” stated Pavlovska, 28, as her two rambunctious sons chased one another round a desk and knocked over a field of toys.
“My youngster slept very badly the primary night time. He awakened rather a lot, cried rather a lot, however now the whole lot is sweet. He slept very effectively, actually very effectively. Proper Vovka?” she requested one among her sons.
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