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'We need to continue our education': refugee students in Montreal on rebuilding Ukraine

Report by Ian Wood, CTV News Montreal. Featuring Eugene Czolij

Air raid sirens echoed through the streets of Old Montreal Saturday — a chilling reminder of home for Anastasiia Soshenko, a newly arrived Ukrainian refugee.

“It’s very difficult for us, very difficult for our family,” said Soshenko, who spoke to CTV News while attending Montreal’s weekly demonstration against the war.

“My family stayed in Kharkiv, and I’m really so nervous about them.”

Kharkiv, the second-largest city in Ukraine, has suffered heavy bombardment by Russian forces. On Friday, nine civilians were killed and more than 50 injured in a neighbourhood shelling, Ukrainian officials reported.

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