I fled home with my sick daughter and one bag – pray for my family in Ukraine.

IN a bitter wind beside a bus destined for the Polish border, fleeing Elena Mokrenitsa wept uncontrollably.

Perhaps not wanting to cry in her presence, she’d left daughter Juliana, seven, in woolly kitten hat and pink parka, onboard.

Now Elena was taking a solitary moment to say goodbye to her beloved homeland where her parents remain.

As the bus’s exhaust fumes billowed in the -7C air, Elena tells me Juliana is “sick, coughing and scared”.

Like thousands of others, they had been met at transit hub Lviv in western Ukraine by Red Cross volunteers dispensing hot food, warm clothing and compassion.

As the desperate and hungry arrive from all points east, the charity helps them on to shuttle buses bound for Poland in an orderly and sensitive fashion.

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