Last night, many Ukrainians in Oxford did not go to sleep after receiving messages from family that the Russian invasion was beginning.

Artur Doshchyn, a Ukrainian based in Oxford, was in contact with his brother this morning but hasn’t heard from him since.

His brother woke up to a missile landing around 50 meters away from his home where he was sheltering.

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The 31-year old said: “I am very worried for him and am trying to make sure he gets out.

"He is trying to get out but the trains are stopped and you can’t get gas for your car. I'm very worried for him." 

Artur’s brother is now trying to find a way to flee from the immediate conflict zone to his family, but to leave by car is difficult due to the traffic and lack of gas, and trains are being cancelled.

This story is sadly one of many similar stories heard today at the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford where the University of Oxford Ukrainian society organised a demonstration to show solidarity to the country currently under siege from Russia.


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