Ukrainian woman Xenia Novolsilska  has been living in Australia with her husband for fourteen years.

As the conflict in the Ukraine waged on last week, she spoke  about what it’s like for her family who remain in the warn-torn country.

Snejzana Matijek explains how difficult it is to gain visa entry into Australia from Europe, as she found trying to get her Ukrainian friend out of the war-zone

If you’d like to donate to help support the relief effort in the Ukraine, Ms Novolsilska recommends going to

Image: Image: Shutterstock – Oleksii Synelnykov

Produced By: Kate Payne

Featured In Story: Xenia Novolsilska, and Snejzana Matijek

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 13 April 2022