KIEV, UKRAINE: A child has made a 600-mile journey from Ukraine to Slovakia, all alone with only a plastic bag and his passport. His mother had to stay in Zaporizhzhia, where Russian troops attacked a power plant last week. Volunteers at the border were able to get in touch with his family in Slovakia thanks to a written note and a phone number that was written on paper.
Slovak officials praised the child hero for his smile, courage and determination. People who were there took care of him and made sure he was comfortable. They also made sure that he had food and drink that they would take on their next trip.
Jlia Pisecká told in a video posted by the Slovak police that her son was able to cross over from Slovakia to the Czech Republic by train. Hours later, the boy was able to get to safety. As we saw in the clip, she said:
‘I have more children. To the Slovak customs and volunteers who looked after my son as well as helped him cross borders are people I want to say thank you ! You have saved my child’s life. Across the street from my town is a nuclear power plant that the Russians are trying to shoot down. I couldn’t leave my mom, because she couldn’t move on her own’.
With the number in his hand and some paper at his waist, he was able to get in touch with his loved ones, who came to pick him up later. The whole story worked out well for him. The boy’s mother had to stay back in Ukraine to take care of an ill family member.
Your country is small, but people with big hearts live there.
In local news, it’s possible that some of the boy’s siblings have also made it to Slovakia. As a part of this, the post asked people who want to help the boy’s mother and grandmother who can’t get out of Ukraine to contact the Association of Christian Young People.
Russian troops had attacked the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant, which is the largest in Europe and makes about 20% of Ukraine’s electricity, in the early hours of Friday. A fire broke out in a six-story training building just outside the main complex. Then, Moscow’s men blocked firefighters from getting to the building for a long time so that they couldn’t help.