She suffers constant nightmares that Russian troops are seizing her home city – but Katrin Kravtsov previously never thought she would see the day when she would leave her beloved Mykolaiv.
However, the 37-year-old mother-of-one decided that enough was enough when shelling hit her neighbourhood late on Tuesday.
Katrin and husband Alexey live in a modest one-bedroom flat in a Soviet-era apartment block.
The couple and their six-year-old son Maxim spent Tuesday night in their hallway by the door – ready to run for their lives in case of another attack.
It came as speculation mounts that Russia – as part of its masterplan to seize the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine – is plotting to take this port city on the Black Sea and force the region to hold a bogus breakaway referendum.
Such a move would create a massive land corridor under Kremlin rule.
Source: James Franey, Daily Mail, 20 April 2022