Ukraine war: 98-year-old Ukrainian says she walked miles alone through Russian territory | BBC News

A 98-year-old Ukrainian woman has said she walked six miles (10km) under shelling, supporting herself with sticks and sleeping on the ground.

The woman, identified as Lidia Stepanivna, left a rural settlement in Donetsk, Eastern Ukraine, which is now occupied by Russia – she was trying to reach areas controlled by Kyiv.

She said she had walked without food or water and fell several times, in a video posted by Ukraine’s police on social media.

In a statement, Ukraine’s interior ministry said that the woman was discovered by Ukraine’s military and then was taken to a shelter for evacuees by police.

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