Report.War in Ukraine: Uman’s city has become a “crossroads” for refugees from all over the country

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In Uman’s medium-sized city in the heart of Ukraine, thousands of refugees cross and settle in the city, making it a true “crossroads of asylum seekers”.

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“”Salad, bread … and soup!“:: Catherine Reveals the contents of her little pink plastic bag. There is a 3p partMan. Every day, or for almost a month, she begins to collect her hot meals on this faded Ouman sidewalk. “”We have lived in the hotel for weeks so we can’t cook anything“, She breathes.

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In Ukraine, Russia’s offensive in the eastern part of the country, especially around Kharkov, appears to be stagnant, but hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians are still waiting to return. In this city, located in the heart of the country, thousands of civilians can accidentally find themselves far away from combat.

Meals are served in the nearby synagogue kitchen. Uman's is one of the last Jewish centers in Ukraine.  (AGATHE MAHUET / RADIO FRANCE)

Meals are served in the nearby synagogue kitchen. Uman's is one of the last Jewish centers in Ukraine.  (AGATHE MAHUET / RADIO FRANCE)

These dishes are cooked in the nearby synagogue kitchen, where 300 meals are served daily. Uman’s is one of the last Jewish homes in Ukraine and the community is working to accommodate, feed and support these refugees, East Ukrainians.

“”SPassiva“,” Thank you “in French,”Thank you very much for being welcomed in this way.“Repeat Russian-speaking Irina, who escaped from her city It was bombed from Kramatorsk, 600 kilometers away.It was here in Uman’s that she stumbled Catherine, His ex-colleague. “”We got there, it wasn’t planned!This city of Mariupol and Kharkov people is really at a crossroads … we are exchanging the latest news and helping each other … sometimes supporting each other with just a few words.“.

Former colleagues in Kramatorsk, Yekaterina and Irina, happened to find themselves 600 km west of Uman', a crossroads city in the center of Ukraine.  (AGATHE MAHUET / RADIO FRANCE)

Former colleagues in Kramatorsk, Yekaterina and Irina, happened to find themselves 600 km west of Uman', a crossroads city in the center of Ukraine.  (AGATHE MAHUET / RADIO FRANCE)

Uman’s, a medium-sized city in the heart of Ukraine, has 85,000 inhabitants and now has thousands of refugees. Almost everyone on the road to the west was at least there. “”But we want to get home soon!“Laughing Irina CatherineThose in a hurry: Leave the city at this crossroads for refugees to stop the war.

Source: Francetvinfo

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