They’ll never leave: Ukrainians coming to Ireland say they’re coming for a peaceful life – TheLiberal.ie – Our News, Your Views

They’ll never leave: Ukrainians coming to Ireland say they’re coming for a peaceful life




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Irina Tanchenko is a native of Kramatorsk, a city in eastern Ukraine’s Donbas area that is under Ukrainian control, reports RTE.

She and her ten-year-old daughter Polina landed in Ireland around three weeks ago with the intention of seeking asylum.

Ms. Tanchenko gave an explanation of her reasons for leaving her home with the assistance of Lana Falenda, a Ukrainian interpreter.

“There is a war zone, just 15km from their home town and the Russian strikes even reached her house, her building,” Ms Falenda translates, reports RTE.

“It’s really dangerous, schools are closed, people lost jobs, all infrastructure and industry is closed, so they have to save their children, she took her daughter and (they) have come here to Ireland,” reports RTE.

She informed me she came to join relatives who were already living here when I asked why she had chosen this nation.

The mother and daughter have been residing in the Ballyogan Regional Temporary Rest Centre for the last three weeks.

Since April 2022, a mere two months into the conflict, the Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council-owned converted warehouse has been the welcome place for new Ukrainian refugees seeking safety in Ireland, reports RTE.

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