A few weeks ago, 54-year-old Ihor fled from Kyiv with his wife, sister, daughter, two nieces, two grandchildren, and his cat.
A terrible turn of events
Their first stop was Marhalivka, a small village outside of Kyiv. The family took shelter inside an empty house for the night. But on March 5th, the unthinkable happened.
An attack on Marhalivka reduced their temporary home to rubble. A total of 11 people perished. Only Ihor survived.
A little miracle
As he stood outside the destroyed house, devastated and in disbelief, Ihor started hearing faint noises. Was someone still alive? Yes! Ihor’s cat had somehow miraculously survived.
Ihor pulled him out of the rubble and hugged him tight. Of course, it won’t bring back his lost loved ones, but it is a small comfort in these tough times.
We hope the pair have since made it to someplace safe.
📍Marhalivka.— MFA of Ukraine 🇺🇦 (@MFA_Ukraine) March 11, 2022
This man and his family left Kyiv to be safe. The rocket hit his house, there were 12 people: children (two grandchildren and two nieces), wife, daughter, sister...
Only he and his cat survived.#closeUAskyNOW pic.twitter.com/02cNsfSN4W