Victoria, her dad, and her two children encountered the war in Mariupol.
Living in the city that was constantly heavily shelled, Victoria had to take water from paddles for technical uses. People cooked on campfires around the house, because there was no central heating, power, water or gas supply, and the temperature in the flat was about 3 C.
The woman recalls how, when the snow started on March 8th, the women said it was the best gift for Women’s Day.
The family was evacuated under shelling. They had passed 20 checkpoints, where they were rigorously searched. In 10 days they reached Dnipro. Many people they know had to flee to the occupied Donetsk or russia, because free evacuation buses were going there.
The family says they will stay in Ukraine and desperately want to return to their home Mariupol.
We are collecting interviews from Ukrainian witnesses of russian atrocities and war crimes to present in our Database. You can help us create more videos by donating to DATTALION, or watch this and other stories!