Nadiya Tkalenko from Mariupol
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That day, I was going to go to pick up my child from her grandmother. When I came out of the house, I saw the military and tanks, who took me in a circle and insistently asked me to open the gate so that they could drive the tank into the yard. They were going to be stationed there near the sea. It’s hard to remember… At that time, I was 4-5 months pregnant. I was very scared when they pointed a gun at me.
About a week later, I managed to escape to the city of Kryvyi Rih to my friends. We have been living in their dacha without heating until now. Before the war, I worked as a doctor in a private clinic.
The children were in shock and now they are too, because rockets are still flying in Kryvyi Rih.
My family has IDP status and a large family. My son Dmytro is 16 years old, my daughter Yelyzaveta is 12 years old and little Amelia is 1 year 3 months old.
We really need food and material assistance to buy our children warm clothes and a heater for the winter.
I really believe and hope that soon our occupied territories will return to the territory of Ukraine and we will return home to our homes, people to their jobs, children to school and be happy! Thank you very much!