A Ukrainian medical student who fled after the hospital she worked in was shelled hopes to one day complete her training in the UK.
Trainee doctor Vasiuta Alina hid in a bunker with a cancer patient for three days after the Department of Oncology in Kharkiv was struck two weeks ago.
Speaking at the Polish border town of Korczowa, the 22-year-old – who was due to qualify next year – vowed: “I will be a doctor, even if it takes twenty years.
“We are heading to Krakow, but I cannot speak Polish.
“It is possible that one day I will come to the United Kingdom to complete my studies.
“I can speak English, so maybe it will happen.
“I will not let this war stop me from becoming a doctor. I want to help care for other Ukrainian people.”
Her workplace – part of Kharkiv National Medical University – was “damaged by rockets” and Vasiuta’s campus was “crushed”…