According to Indian student Vishnu, the goodwill of Ukrainians saved his life1 min read
With his dog Leo on his lap, Vishnu smiles down the camera from his parents’ house in southern India. It’s hard to think that only a few days before, he feared he was going to die when he sought refuge from Russian bombardment in the Ukrainian city of Vinnytsia.
Despite the fact that Vinnytsia lies in western Ukraine, far from the Russian border, it has been attacked. According to authorities, nine people were killed last week in a missile attack that devastated the airport on the city’s outskirts.
Vishnu, 21, is one of tens of thousands of Indian students who have fled Ukraine since Russia’s invasion.
He believes that the generosity of Ukrainians is the primary reason he is still alive.