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11-year-old boy travels from Zaporizhia to Slovakia alone

The boy was able to contact relatives, thanks to the phone number on his hand and a note in his passport.

11-year-old boy travels from Zaporizhia to Slovakia alone

The Ministry of Internal Affairs for the Slovak Republic has announced an 11-year-old Ukrainian boy arrived on the Ukrainian-Slovak border on his own on the evening of 5 March.

This was reported by the press service of the Ministry.

This is the hero of the night. An 11-year-old boy from Zaporizhia crossed the border into Slovakia with a plastic bag, a passport, and a phone number written on his hand. He came alone because his parents had to stay in Ukraine.

Volunteers willingly took care of him, took him to a warm place, and provided food and drinks.

"He captivated everyone with his smile, fearlessness, and determination, worthy of a real hero. Thanks to the number on his hand and a note in his passport, the boy was able to contact loved ones who came to fetch him. The whole story ended well," the statement said.

As a reminder, on 24 February Russia declared war on Ukraine. Russian troops simultaneously crossed Ukrainian borders from the north, east, and Crimean peninsula. They continue to destroy cities, killing civilians, shelling and destroying key infrastructure. Russian missiles are hitting Ukrainian's homes.

Since the beginning of the Russian invasion in Ukraine, 38 children have been killed and 71 injured.

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