Viktoria’s family woke to the sound of explosions
It was the first morning of the Russian invasion,
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Viktoria is now a former employee of the Jewish Agency in Ukraine.
During the attack she says,
During the attacks in Bucha, their hometown, the family sheltered underground.
Viktoria, her husband, three daughters and chihuahua, made the drive from Bucha to Lviv.
Buses provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Israel were taking Ukrainian Jews on a daily basis from Lviv to border countries
Viktoria's says her family's eligibility screening for Israeli citizenship was "easy".
The Druzenkos stayed in a government-funded hotel in Jerusalem for one month
and then for an additional month with funding provided by their new immigrant benefits.
In the third month they moved into an apartment in the Ramat Rachel neighborhood of Jerusalem.
Ramat Rachel, Jerusalem
Viktoria says her family has been supported at every stage of resettlement in Israel.