One volunteer said she had encountered a woman with six young children, who said she was returning to Ukraine to look for a seventh child
- Kate, who fled Kyiv a month ago for Poland, was waiting in the dark along with more than a hundred other refugees hoping to board a train back into Ukraine
EKO HOT BLOG reports that women and children in Poland are queuing up to board trains back to Ukraine so they can return to their homes and support their relatives who have stayed.
Mothers with children as young as three were queuing for hours in the dark at Przemysl station in south eastern Poland over several evenings this week, hoping to board a train to take them across the border.
Numbers of people wishing to return are understood to have been increasing, with people missing loved ones and wanting to return home, including to some areas they consider relatively safe.
It is understood those taking trains in recent days have been hoping to reach cities such as Odesa, Lviv and Kyiv.
One volunteer said she had encountered a woman with six young children, who said she was returning to Ukraine to look for a seventh child she had become separated from when they were fleeing the country.
Kate, who fled Kyiv a month ago for Poland, was waiting in the dark along with more than a hundred other refugees hoping to board a train back into Ukraine late on Tuesday evening.
The 28-year-old, who was working in hospitality before she left Ukraine, said people are heading back because “everybody wants to be there for the country, and there is no better place than home”.
Kate and her mother are returning to support their family and loved ones who have stayed behind, who she said are feeling “really tired now and lonely”.
They are planning to return for a few days, and if it is not too dangerous they want to come back for good.
She told PA: “Every single friend of mine who I know, every single person wants to go back home.
“It doesn’t matter where there are – people are extremely, extremely kind, but home is home.
“At this point I’m talking to my friends, everyone is like: ‘I don’t care what it’s like, I just want to be home’.”
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