An unexpectedly growing diaspora

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Maryna Kryvinchuk

An Ukrainian in Austria

Maryna fled from the war in Ukraine and came to Austria with her family. Now she is part of a new and unexpectedly growing diaspora, trying to survive in a foreign country.

The emergence of an increasingly growing Ukrainian diaspora in Austria was not expected by anyone. However, many of us fled due to the Russian invasion on 24rd February 2022. It was the day my uncle was drafted into the army.

Already a few days before the outbreak of the war, strange things happened. It was almost impossible to withdraw cash. We were all frightened that the war would start on 23rd February, Defender of the Fatherland Day1, as a “present” for the Russian President Vladimir Putin. By the end of that day, this fear did not come true. But it was postponed instead.

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