Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine on February 24, there have been more than 2.3 million refugees who fled the war-torn country. One of the most astonishing Ukrainian refugees is an 11-year-old boy who escaped the nation by traveling over 600 miles to neighboring Slovakia.
… Last Friday, Russian forces seized the nuclear power station in Zaporizhzhia — which is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe. During the Russian capture of the nuclear plant in southeastern Ukraine, a fire broke out near one of the station’s six reactors.
… With war waging, Yulia Pisetskaya wanted to get her 11-year-old son to safety. However, Pisetskaya’s mother is sick and is unable to move on her own. In an effort to get her son out of harm’s way, Pisetskaya put her 11-year-old son Hassan on a train. Pisetskaya — who is a widow — wrote the phone number of relatives who live in Slovakia on his hand. The young boy had his passport and a small red backpack.
… The boy traveled by himself for approximately 620 miles by train to the Slovakian border. Once he arrived at the border of Slovakia, kind volunteers provided Hassan with food and drink. Border officials were able to contact Hassan’s relatives living in the Slovak capital Bratislava and reunite him.