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  • Trevor Greenway

Ukrainian recounts harrowing escape to Poland

Local man helps refugees flee war-torn cities

Sofiia Postolatii never thought she would wonder what it would feel like to die.

But when bombs rained down on the city of Sumy in northeastern Ukraine, she and her family had only seconds to take shelter in their bathroom.

“My hands were shaking; I had thoughts in my mind like, ‘Oh my gosh, is it painful to die?’” Postolatii told the Low Down during a video interview from Poland on April 1.