The last time Enver saw his home was the day the war began

Natalie Vikhrov
Updated February 24 2024 - 8:18am, first published 5:30am

The last time Enver saw his home was the day the war began. Just hours after Russian tanks and troops swarmed across the Ukrainian border, he and his pregnant wife packed their two children into the car and started the long journey from their home in the Kyiv suburb of Hostomel to the south-western city of Izmail, where they had family.

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Natalie Vikhrov

Natalie Vikhrov

Federal politics and public service reporter

Natalie Vikhrov reports on federal politics and public service for The Canberra Times. Prior to this, she spent several years covering human rights in Eastern Europe, including Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Get in touch via

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