Conflicts & War

Far from home, but close to war

Madrid Desk, Feb 22 (EPA-EFE).- Nearly 8 million Ukrainians have fled their homeland since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of its neighbor on 24 February 2022. The majority of these refugees are women and children, as most Ukrainian men between the ages of 18 and 60 were ordered to stay and fight the invading Russian forces.

A year has passed since Russian president Vladimir Putin ordered what the Kremlin calls a “special military operation” in Ukraine. EPA-EFE spoke to some of the women about how their lives have been profoundly impacted since the war interrupted their lives and forced them from their homes, how they think their country is coping as the war drags on, and what they think the future holds for them and for Ukraine. EPA-EFE


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