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A Ukrainian refugee has said she feels “sad, confused and angry” about the Russian invasion and hopes all her family can be reunited one day.

Yana Syniavina, 26, and her mother Liubov Syniavina, 52, were living in the capital Kyiv, northern Ukraine, when the war began on February 24.

They fled with their family to Cherkasy, 119 miles south of Kyiv, on the first day of the war, but as troops moved further into Ukraine, they opted to leave the country.

They travelled 10 hours on a bus to Poland’s border with Ukraine, to Medyka, south-west Poland, on March 15 and are now planning an 11-hour train journey to Vienna, Austria.

“We feel, sad, confused and angry because they came to our land. They came to our homes,” she told PA news agency. “Of course it’s very painful to leave your home, to leave your family, part of your family, and choose to go somewhere, it’s hard.”