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Ukraine. A 98-year-old woman escaped from the territories occupied by Russia. She covered 10 kilometers on foot

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98-year-old Lidia Stepanivna fled from the partially Russian-occupied town of Ocheretyne in the Donetsk Oblast in eastern Ukraine to the areas controlled by the authorities in Kiev. She covered 10 kilometers on foot on her own, the Ukrainska Pravda website reported on Monday, citing police reports.

The woman had to leave her family home, which was destroyed by Russian troops. Initially, the 98-year-old woman traveled with her son, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, but later she separated from her loved ones and walked alone for almost the entire day under enemy fire – we read on the website.

Lidia Stepanivna admitted in an interview with the media that she fell several times due to lack of strength and was losing her breath, but she still managed to get out of the occupied areas. In the evening, Ukrainian soldiers noticed the old woman and handed her over to volunteers from the White Angel organization, which helps civilians from the frontline towns to evacuate.

The woman is 98 years old, which means that at the end of World War II in 1945 she was a 19-year-old girl entering adulthood.

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98-year-old Lidia Stepanivna escaped from the partially Russian-occupied town of Ocheretynenpu.gov.ua

The woman did not suffer any injuries

The elderly woman wandered without food or water, supporting herself with two poles. The 98-year-old miraculously survived the war and did not suffer any injuries, the Ukrainian police reported.

Currently, Lidia Stepaniwna is staying in a center for people evacuated from towns and villages near the front line. As he emphasizes, he feels good and will soon join his relatives who also managed to escape from the occupied territories, Ukrainska Pravda reported.

– I survived that war (World War II – ed.) and now I am experiencing the next one. I was left with nothing (no means of subsistence – ed.) – said the 98-year-old in a conversation with the media.

98-year-old Lidia Stepanivnanpu.gov.ua

Ukrainska Pravda reminded that Lidia's story is not the first case of an elderly person escaping from the town of Ocheretyne. A few days earlier, another resident of this village, 88-year-old Ivan Yakovych, whose Ukrainian passport was taken away by the Russian occupiers, also independently entered the areas controlled by Kiev on foot.

Main photo source: npu.gov.ua



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