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In the parking lot of her hotel in Tbilisi, where the town hall of the Georgian capital has placed her, Irina Royanova shows us the cars in which she and her family have come from Mariupol: shattered windows, bullet holes in the doors, bumps on the hood.
Talking about his trip to Georgia, via Crimea and southern Russia, quickly brings tears to his eyes as the journey was painful and difficult, between explosions, days without food, frightening interrogations.
Each of the several thousand inhabitants of Mariupol and southern Ukraine who had taken refuge in Georgia had prepared the trip as well as possible.
“We cleaned our phones, knowing that we would go through checkpoints and perhaps filtration camps.
We meticulously removed any hint of criticism of the Russians or support for the Ukrainian army or the Azov battalion,”
said Irina, 39, who worked for Ukrainian Social Security in her hometown.
She and the...
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