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From the most dangerous areas around Kharkiv there is an almost constant exodus of people fleeing to houses they are not sure they will ever see again.

Oleg Koval, 43, and his wife Yulia, 23, stayed behind to help the people in need.

At first they just gave their friends a lift away from danger, but soon the word spread and they found themselves helping in the evacuations of places that were most in need.

They sent people to Krasnograd, one of the shelters in the region – 75 miles (120 km) southeast of Kharkiv.

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Oleg and Yulia were offered a safe place to stay until the invasion was over.

But Yulia was not convinced and insisted that she return to help the people of her city.

Oleg ran a successful fitness club before the war, and during a silence in the siege of the northern suburb of Saltivka, she waited in her car near some residents who were late.

Oleg nipped out to fetch some chocolate from his office across the road.

It was at that time attacking a Russian rocket.

“I was buried. But I crawled out from under the rubble,” Oleg told us.

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Oleg’s car was almost completely destroyed by falling concrete during the explosion

He was afraid that his wife would think he had been murdered.

Instead, when he got out, he saw his car destroyed by the explosion.

He showed us a video of the aftermath, crushing the twisted metal of his car from the weight of falling concrete.

“I saw two dead behind the car, and an elderly woman lying on the road. But I could not find Yulia. I thought she might have helped somewhere.”

Oleg began digging through the remains with his hands, but was pulled away just before another part of a building collapsed.

It took two days for Yulia’s body to finally recover.

Oleg had to search for his wife for two days after the explosion
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Oleg had to search for his wife for two days after the explosion
A missile hit a building while Oleg was fetching some chocolate from his office
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A missile hit a building while Oleg was fetching some chocolate from his office

“There was constant shelling and no one wanted to go there. But together with one brave man we did it. We took her out and brought her to the morgue and formally identified her.

“No one is buried anymore, but I’m lucky I have friends to help and now she can be laid to rest here.”

At her grave, giant teddy bears are tied to her tombstone, gifts that Oleg promised to buy her just days before she died.

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We ask him what he thinks of the invaders.

“I just wish everything Russian would die on the borders of Ukraine. And so, if you could call it their culture, it would not spread anymore, and would not infect this planet with its vileness and weak character.

“I see nothing strong in them. And they do not know what true goodness is.”

Yulia Koval had given friends lifts of danger
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Yulia Koval had given friends lifts of danger
Oleg is now a regular visitor to his wife & # 39;
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Oleg is now a regular visitor to his wife’s grave

He says he will soon start helping people evacuate their homes again.

“For if my wife has lost her life for the sake of other people, in this senseless war, then I have nothing to do but continue with what she began.”

Another story of horrific loss, in a city whose tragedy is far from over.

Ukrainian War: Man Promises to Rescue Murdered Woman Continues in ‘This Useless War’ | World news

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