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LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — It’s been three weeks since Russia began its invasion of Ukraine and the people there are still waiting for an end to the war.

FOX 56 spoke to a woman named Zhenya who lived in Kiev and is a friend of UK Grad and former Ukraine resident Joe Bradley, who we previously interviewed.

Zhenya said the day the invasion began was one of the scariest of her life, she could feel and hear the explosions and thought she could die at any moment.

Zhenya stayed in a bomb shelter in Kiev for five days before fleeing on a train packed with refugees. She said the lights were kept off and only the driver knew where they were going.

Zhenya is now in a town in western Ukraine that she feels is safer but she said she is not yet able to let her guard down.

“I am worried right now. The situation is ok here, but just today there were bombs that went off here in western Ukraine so I am worried,” said Zhenya.

Zhenya also said the best way people can offer up support is by continuing to raise awareness about the war and putting pressure on world leaders to end it.

Bradley is raising funds for the people of Ukraine to help them during these difficult times. For more information on that visit