“I am Sofia, a 14 year old girl from Ukraine. I lost my arm, my mother and my cat in Bucha. I am one of the 910 children who have suffered because of the neighboring country. I just got out of the hospital after 3 months."
Although she is in a safe place now, this young girl shivers at every sound and fears airplanes. She feels phantom pain. When she is worried, not only does her non-existent hand hurt, but the pains are felt throughout her body as well.
Before the Russian invasion, Sofia used to do equestrian sports, but now she is not sure if this will be possible in the future again. She dreams of having a prosthesis. This will help her reduce the pain and be able to do things like getting dressed on her own again.
New tensions between Moscow and the West are rising after Lithuania decided to halt the transport of some goods through its territory to the Russian region of Kaliningrad as part of European Union sanctions on the Kremlin.