Moneycontrol PRO
Upcoming Event:Super25 3.0- India’s Largest Online Stock Traders Conference brought to you by Moneycontrol Pro & Espresso
you are here: HomeNewsPhotosWorld

Russia-Ukraine Conflict | Ukrainians fleeing war 'can't leave' pets behind

Everywhere amid the exodus of more than 2.3 million people fleeing Russia’s invasion are the pets people could not leave behind: birds, rabbits, hamsters, cats and dogs.

March 11, 2022 / 04:05 PM IST
Mounds of abandoned clothes and other personal items lie strewn along corridors leading out of Ukraine. The farther people carry their things, the harder it is, so they leave them behind, said Ludmila Sokol, a gym teacher fleeing Zaporizhzhia in the south. (Image: AP)
Mounds of abandoned clothes and other personal items lie strewn along corridors leading out of Ukraine. The farther people carry their things, the harder it is, so they leave them behind, said Ludmila Sokol, a gym teacher fleeing Zaporizhzhia in the south. (Image: AP)
But their pets, they keep alongside them. (Image: AP)
But their pets, they keep alongside them. (Image: AP)
Everywhere amid the exodus of more than 2.3 million people fleeing Russia’s invasion are the pets people could not leave behind: birds, rabbits, hamsters, cats and dogs. (Image: AP)
Everywhere amid the exodus of more than 2.3 million people fleeing Russia’s invasion are the pets people could not leave behind: birds, rabbits, hamsters, cats and dogs. (Image: AP)
People fleeing the outskirts of Kyiv crowded together under a destroyed bridge, carrying little luggage and abandoning their vehicles on the road. But their pets remained with them. (Image: AP)
People fleeing the outskirts of Kyiv crowded together under a destroyed bridge, carrying little luggage and abandoning their vehicles on the road. But their pets remained with them. (Image: AP)
One woman ferried her dog across an improvised bridge over the Irpin River amid the evacuation. (Image: AP)
One woman ferried her dog across an improvised bridge over the Irpin River amid the evacuation. (Image: AP)
Another at a train station in Poland nuzzled her orange cat, nose to nose. (Image: AP)
Another at a train station in Poland nuzzled her orange cat, nose to nose. (Image: AP)
A young girl wrapped in an aluminized blanket hugged her two Chihuahuas close as she made the crossing into Medyka, Poland. (Image: AP)
A young girl wrapped in an aluminized blanket hugged her two Chihuahuas close as she made the crossing into Medyka, Poland. (Image: AP)
And in Siret, Romania, a young mother helped her toddler to drink from a paper cup as she cuddled her white Chihuahua. Nearby, a Maltese puppy peered out of a plastic bag filled with toothpaste, shampoo and hand lotion. (Image: AP)
And in Siret, Romania, a young mother helped her toddler to drink from a paper cup as she cuddled her white Chihuahua. Nearby, a Maltese puppy peered out of a plastic bag filled with toothpaste, shampoo and hand lotion. (Image: AP)
Grasping her fluffy white dog, an elderly woman who made it to Romania collapsed in exhaustion in a ballroom converted into a refugee shelter. Victoria Trofimenko said she felt an obligation to keep not only her family but her pets safe. The 42-year-old had originally never planned to leave Kyiv, she told The Associated Press by Zoom days after the war started. But as the missiles and explosives rained down she thought about her duty to protect her 18-year-old daughter, 69-year-old mother — and her dog, Akira, and cat, Galileo. (Image: AP)
Grasping her fluffy white dog, an elderly woman who made it to Romania collapsed in exhaustion in a ballroom converted into a refugee shelter. Victoria Trofimenko said she felt an obligation to keep not only her family but her pets safe. The 42-year-old had originally never planned to leave Kyiv, she told The Associated Press by Zoom days after the war started. But as the missiles and explosives rained down she thought about her duty to protect her 18-year-old daughter, 69-year-old mother — and her dog, Akira, and cat, Galileo. (Image: AP)
A woman from neighboring Ukraine, sits with her dog at a train station that was turned into an accommodation center in Przemysl, Poland. (Image: AP)
A woman from neighboring Ukraine, sits with her dog at a train station that was turned into an accommodation center in Przemysl, Poland. (Image: AP)
A refugee fleeing the conflict from neighboring Ukraine wipes away tears after seeing a relative at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, March 7. (Image: AP)
A refugee fleeing the conflict from neighboring Ukraine wipes away tears after seeing a relative at the Romanian-Ukrainian border, in Siret, Romania, March 7. (Image: AP)
Associated Press
Sections
ISO 27001 - BSI Assurance Mark