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‘Like a horror movie’: 19-year-old shares Ukraine escape on TikTok

‘I thought, “I’m going to show these videos to my kids and say that’s what we had to go through”,’ says Diana Totok

As Diana Totok and her sister reached through the wire fence separating Romania from Ukraine to grasp her father’s hand, it occurred to her that she might never see him again.

Ukraine’s new wartime laws barred their father, a pastor, from fleeing the country with them. Nevertheless, he promised his teenage daughters and wife, Svetlana, that they would meet again soon.

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