Age: 11 years
The names are fictional, but the ages are approximate. For the protection of the children and confidentiality, we do not include photos.
"My name is Olga, and I am 11 years old. I lived on the right bank of the Dnipro in the Kherson region. On the morning of February 24, we woke up to explosions on the other bank, and that's how I found out that the war had started. I felt fear because we didn't know what would happen next.
A few weeks later, Russian soldiers entered our village. They came in armored personnel carriers and asked everyone for their passports. When my father went to them, I was afraid that something bad might happen to him, but everything turned out fine. For the next 7 months, they lived next door to us and hired men to dig trenches.
November 9 is a special day for me. On this day, we were liberated by Ukraine. We felt happiness and relief, and it boosted our fighting spirit. I really hope to return home, so I am eagerly looking forward to Victory."