8-Year-Old Author of “Mariupol Diary” Managed to Escape from Russian-Controlled Area

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8-Year-Old Author of “Mariupol Diary” Managed to Escape from Russian-Controlled Area

Фото: Євген Сосновський

Young Yehor from Mariupol, who described the nightmares of Russian siege and rule in the devastated city, managed to escape to Zaporizhzhia together with his family.

Now the family is in safety, according to Yevhen Sosnovskyi, well-known photographer from Mariupol.  

"They made it! On the 100th day of the war, the young boy, who wrote the “Mariupol Diary” managed to escape the Russia-seized city together with his family! Two injured children, their injured mother and grandmother are finally safe in Zaporizhzhia”, Sosnovskyi posted. 

Yevhen Sosnovskyi shared the pictures of so-called “Mariupol diary” written by 8-year-old Yehor, where the boy described his life in the devastated city of Mariupol while hiding in the basement.    

The child’s account perfectly describe the endless terror of war he witnessed. Yehor recorded all events that had happened to him and his family after the start of invasion on February 24th. Yehor’s diary describes both routine daily life in the devastated city and awful incidents resulting in injuries or death of his relatives. The entries also include the boy’s drawings depicting everything from birthday celebration to burning houses, dead bodies, armed men and tanks.

The eight-year-old child was injured in the back, when the Russian troops attacked him, his mother, grandfather and young sister.

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