Pavel’s Journey to Safety: A Story of loss, love, sacrifice and resilience
By May 2022, they knew the situation in Ukraine was untenable. They decided he would stay behind as he needed to obtain an exemption from mandatory military service due to his health condition. His wife would journey to Romania and wait to be reunited with him there.
The long-awaited reunion never happened. As he was on his way to Kyiv to take the necessary steps to obtain an exemption, he received word that his wife was killed in an airstrike as she journeyed towards Romania. Overwhelmed by his grief, he was unable to share more.
Resource Development Director-Ukraine Crisis
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