My Sister-in-Law Is Trying To Flee Ukraine Right Now. I’m Heart-sick for Her, and Furious At Putin

The shadow of a soldier is seen aiming a rifle against a background of a yellow brick wall and a blue sky, Ukraine’s colours.
Ukraine, 2022. Free for commercial use at Pixabay

Right this minute, my 47-year-old sister-in-law, Nataliia, and her two daughters are driving gridlocked and pot-holed Ukrainian roads, trying to reach one of Ukraine’s borders. Like tens of thousands of others fleeing Vladimir Putin’s invasion, they haven’t slept in days.



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