‘We tried not to watch’ – fugitives report terror of Russian-occupied Izyum

“The whole time we were praying,” Elena, 52, said, recounting how they passed several Russian checkpoints. When the troops asked where they were going, the group convinced the soldiers that they were going to Russia. At a checkpoint, Elena said, Russians looked through her daughter’s phone and got angry when they saw messages for their friends about the situation in Izyum.

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