A TRAUMATIZED Ukrainian teenager stranded in Calais last night begged Boris Johnson to cut the red tape so she could find safety in the UK.
Gabriela Raminishvili, 17, escaped the horrific bombing of Kyiv only to be stranded in France for six days.
Home Office visa chaos has prevented her and mother Maria, 45, from going to live with her father Misha in Hornchurch, East London.
They and 600 other refugees will have to travel 70 miles to Lille to complete their visas.
In a handwritten letter to Mr Johnson, 17-year-old Gabriela begged: “Dear Prime Minister, please help me and my family as well as the people of Ukraine.
“We escaped the bombing. Ukraine is under attack. Vladimir Putin is killing innocent people.
“I was lucky enough to have made it to Calais but was not allowed to enter the UK. Please be kind and give the Ukrainian refugees a safe place. Thank you.”
Scaffolder Misha, 48, arrived in Calais but was told it would take another week to get a visa.
British citizen said: “Who else will help me if not my own Government?”
The UK Army was drafted to help with visa applications as Tory MPs told Home Secretary Priti Patel to “grasp”.
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The Sun can reveal British ghosts who warned the Prime Minister that Putin released hardened criminals from Russian and Belarusian prisons who could pose as refugees and come to the UK if all checks are abandoned.
The sources also warned Russia could send its own foreign spies to claim they were Ukrainians.
Yesterday, the Prime Minister told the Cabinet there were more resources available to speed up the visa process.
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