November 7, 2022
I hear from Ukraine every day about what people are going through. We at LifeNets work to provide relief in whatever form is needed. The war has wearied all of us and it is wearing down the victims who are now facing the prospect of a cold winter.
On Nov 6 I received a call about our Church in the Kherson area. I had written about it a few days ago.
We evacuated 200 people from Tajikistan in 1997 to escape Muslim oppression. We visited these refugees at that time. We relocated these people to Kherson in Ukraine because several had family ties there. Ukraine absorbed these people and they have had a peaceful life — until now! The congregation has since dwindled to about 30 elderly people. Most of the younger people had been able over the years to relocate elsewhere, including the United States.
With the battle going on in Kherson, electricity has been cut off. And, now so is gas that is needed for heating and cooking.
This is so surreal. Everyone is hoping and praying that it will stop! Let's all pray this.
-- Victor Kubik
Vlad Yurishko just sent me a report where he states that Russians are again using banned phosphorus weapons in the town of Bakhmut in the Donetsk region. Clip below shows this.
He then features a story from July 2022 when people from Donetsk in the East came through Khust. Some were evacuated to the Czech Republic.
Evacuation is much harder now. Neighboring countries are not able to take people in as they had when the war started in February.
Natalia and her daughter Vladislava came to Khust on July 7 together with other people who were evacuated from Donetsk region.A total of 44 people were evacuated from the Donetsk region when rockets began to fly into their cities every day, staying there was very dangerous. 33 people were accommodated in the house of worship of the "Salvation Church" in Khust, and Natalia with her daughter and other women with children were accommodated in the building where my father planned to do car service, but at the beginning of the war we converted the offices into rooms for refugees.Natalia and Vladislava agreed to spend the winter in the Czech Republic.We paid for their way to the Czech Republic to the city of Plzen (about 1100 km from Khust) and there they will register in a hostel for refugees.The white line below runs along the Belrussian/Ukranian border.
The military also recommends residents of Rivne and Volyn regions bordering Belarus to leave the territory for some time due to the threat of an offensive from the Belarusian direction.We pray that the Lord will stop the enemy.
God bless you,Vladislav Yurishko.