Sarah, Duchess of York has been spending time with Ukrainian refugees in Poland.
The 62-year-old royal – who’s the ex-wife of Prince Andrew – has been visiting the villages of Rudy and Kuznia Raciborska and listening to heartbreaking tales from Ukrainian households who’ve made the perilous journey to flee the battle of their house nation.
By her charity, Sarah’s Belief, she has been serving to to distribute assist to individuals crossing the border amid Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Sharing photos with the households, Sarah posted to Instagram: “I returned immediately to Rudy and Kuznia Raciborska, villages I’ve recognized and liked since I based my charity in 1992. It’s necessary to recollect the individuals and the locations who’ve been such a giant a part of my life. I additionally wished to honour the smaller cities and villages who haven’t hesitated in opening their doorways to the Ukrainian individuals. We shall be sending extra assist from the UK to Rudy subsequent week.”
Sarah heard the story of a girl known as Oksana, who’s six months pregnant, and walked for days together with her seven-year-old son Goran to the border, and one other younger household, who had been in tears telling her how a lot it meant that Polish individuals welcomed them with open arms.
Sarah continued: “I hung out with Ukrainian households given refuge on the Previous Abbey. Fr Jan Rosiek runs the Basis ‘Stare Opactwo Rudach’. They’ve fled from totally different components of Ukraine, strolling for days with their kids.
I spoke with Oksana who’s 6 months pregnant who made the journey to Rudy together with her 7 yr outdated son Goran. And likewise Olga, and her kids Jan (4) and Paulina (5). Crying, they inform me how grateful they’re for the kindness of the Polish individuals, they usually say they are going to strive their hardest to do their greatest while right here. However they see their keep as non permanent as, greater than something, they lengthy to return house to their nation, to their husbands who’re combating for the survival of Ukraine. We talked about at all times believing in hope, the smile of a kid.”
Put up supply: Feminine First