The photo of Valerie, the 16-year-old Ukrainian in the rubble of her school with her prom dress

from Chiara Barison

He was supposed to graduate this year in the building destroyed by Russian bombing. Aunt shares her story on Facebook

Red, with a plunging neckline and a full, princely skirt. This is the dress that Valeriea 16-year-old Ukrainian girl, was supposed to wear for the prom. His school, which he was in Kharkiv, was for destroyed by Russian bombing. According to when reported by the news agency Ukraine Uato tell her story the girl’s aunt, Anna Epishevaon his profile Facebook. According to what she declares in the information on the social platform, Episheva would live in Toronto, Canada.

The woman posted a photo of the girl ready for the end of the school year party. The sumptuous dress but the sad expression accompanies the gloomy sight behind him. Of the institute he attended, and in which this year he should have graduated, little remains: the ceiling was completely ripped off by the explosionsthere is no trace of doors, the red bricks of the walls are exposed and crumbly, the ground covered with rubble. She stands out in the center of the image, flaming red like a wound that burns and cannot be healed.

They had planned the graduation party, bought the clothes and were looking forward to the big day … Then came the Russians – writes Anna Episheva -. Valerie’s school was directly hit and destroyed on February 27, 2022(three days after the invasion, ed). Today she’s back to what’s left of her school and her graduation plans. Thank you, my dear Valerie, for being strong and brave, so proud of you and I love you so much. Glory to Ukraine!.


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