‘I Saved My Mom. It Was Too Late for My Dad’: Israeli Family’s Incredible Rescue From Mariupol

Victoria Zinin and her husband flew from Israel to Ukraine to rescue her elderly mother, evacuating her from a destroyed building in a shopping cart

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Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
Sam Sokol
Samuel Sokol is a freelance journalist based in Jerusalem. He was previously a correspondent at the Jerusalem Post and has reported for the Jewish Telegraphic Agency, the Israel Broadcasting Authority and the Times of Israel. He is the author of Putin’s Hybrid War and the Jews.
Sam Sokol

When Russian forces first surrounded the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol in early March, Victoria Zinin was in Hadera, in northern Israel, watching the tragedy unfold on television, thousands of miles away from the country of her birth.

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