Ukrainian refugees fleeing Russian onslaught could overwhelm Moldova

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CHISINAU, Moldova — The hem of her purple skirt brushing the tiled floor as she paced, Kristina Paleshev cradled her crying baby daughter Maria and peered anxiously through the door again.

Sitting at a table with aid workers, forms and documents spread out before him, her husband, Oleksandr, once again explained what had happened: the Russian artillery bombardment that killed their neighbour. The heartbreaking decision to abandon their home in Mykolaiv. The scary eight-hour drive through western Ukraine to the Moldovan border. The car breaks down when they arrive in Chisinau, the Moldovan capital. Their five children who wake up with a start during the night at the slightest noise, afraid of being attacked again.


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