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In Berlin, these few days when we hosted Aourika and her son Rostik, Ukrainian refugees


TESTIMONY – After fleeing kyiv and the war in Ukraine, a 25-year-old young woman and her little boy found refuge with the correspondent of the Figaro in Berlin.

Correspondent in Berlin

Meeting the Borovskaya family, who have been living with us in Berlin for ten to fifteen days, was as simple as possible. The day after a report for Le Figaro at the central station, bearing witness to the state of the country’s humanitarian mobilization, I returned to the entrance to platform number 3, next to McDonald’s. It was less than a week after the start of the war. I explained to volunteers that I was ready to receive one or two people. I waited five minutes and I was introduced to Galina, who I took, her and her suitcase, to my neighborhood in Prenzlauer Berg.

This lady had arrived from kyiv at the end of a trying journey of almost three days. It was 11 p.m. My wife and I introduced her to her room, which she quickly glanced at distractedly. Just arrived, Galina seemed in a hurry to leave. The next day, she already wanted to go to Munich, where she had a contact, or Gothenburg, Sweden, including a friend from…

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