INTERESTING at the readers’ heartfelt messages, Olga Kapinos’ lips trembled and she cried.
Supermarket cashier and 7-month-old daughter Dinara just ran away Vladimir Putin’s Bloody Attack.
In tears, she said: “It means a lot when people are thinking about us.”
Reading through the kind words Sun readers sent on Sunday, it was the carefully chosen affections of another Sudbury mother, Suffolk, that brought her down.
Karen Harris, 50, writes of Ukrainian families: “My heart is bleeding for them. We cannot stand by and do nothing. We are supporting you. ”
At Lviv’s packed train station, Olga, 42, said: “Thank you to everyone who wrote messages.
“People have raised a lot of money for us but kind words are also important.”
Like many people at a railway terminus in western Ukraine, Olga comes from Kryvyi Rih, the hometown of President Volodymyr Zelensky.
When Putin’s forces attacked the cityThe women and children fled with whatever they could bring while the men between the ages of 18 and 60 stayed to fight.
Clutching Sofija, three, teacher Anna Zmiezska, tells of waving goodbye to her electrician husband Dmitro, 34.
Anna, 30, said: “I saw the rocket hit the house.”
Flipping through readers’ letters, Anna saw one sent by Raymond and Boo Boo Proudlock of Newcastle.
“We stand with you all,” they wrote. “Freedom is something worth fighting for.”
Anna, who is fleeing to Germany, says: “It is helpful to know that people care about what is happening to us. Thank you.”
As we pinned the Ukrainian prints to the wall, a crowd gathered.
Mother-of-four Nadia Mikhailovska, 33, left the southern city of Mykolaiv heavily shelled out of “fear for the lives of my children”.
Married to builder Artur, 35, she says: “There are bombs everywhere. It’s hard to leave a husband.”
Caring for one-month-old baby Eliziveta, she said: “We’re heading to Poland. I just want to be there peacefully.”
Jean, of Plympton, Devon, wrote: “As a mother and grandmother, I have witnessed horrifying scenes. The bravery of the Ukrainian people is amazing.”
“I want to thank everyone for the help we’ve received,” Nadia said.
Comforting daughter Anya, two, Tetiana Lukashenko, 40, told me: “I’m going to Germany and I’m never coming back. I was scared a lot.”
The mother, from Kryvyi Rih, was touched by reader Keith Dowling of Crayford, Kent, who wrote: “We salute your bravery. Stay healthy.”
Then a shout went out for a bus to the Polish border and the new destitute conveyed messages that our readers prayed would bring some consolation.
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