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Tue Mar 29, 2022, 02:51 PM

Ukrainians fleeing Russian invasion arrive in Edmonton on aid flight [View all]

Valentina Gvozd stepped into the arrivals gate at the Edmonton International Airport clutching a small bouquet of yellow sunflowers, her two young sons at her side.

Gvozd and her children, and about 60 other Ukrainian nationals, were on a flight that arrived in Edmonton Monday night refugees fleeing war as Russia's invasion of Ukraine heads into its fifth week.

While accurate numbers are hard to gather from an active war zone, the war has killed more than 1,000 civilians and injured another 1,800, according to the United Nations this week.

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Speaking in Ukrainian, Gvozd said she felt gratitude and relief as she stepped off the plane, following a difficult journey from Ukraine.

"First impressions are that you are welcoming us so graciously. We are here for the very first time," she said.

"What can I say? I am very grateful that you are accepting us. [As] Ukrainians, we thank you sincerely."

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https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/ukraine-aid-mission-flight-edmonton-1.6401159

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