With the country of Ukraine devastated by air, land, and sea, thousands of Ukrainians are fleeing underground, crowding themselves into metro stations. Many sleep for days on the cold floors of metro platforms, with air raid sirens and the sounds of explosions trembling the makeshift bomb shelters. Amid dark times, people found ways to keep their hopes up. One man played the Ukrainian national anthem on trumpet, others sang folk songs to their children, and authorities in Kyiv requested trains to be brought into stations so people would not have to sleep on the floor. Yet, despite such conditions, they understand nothing compares with those fighting the war outside. One lady said, "I understand that now I'm in a better position than people who fight ... outside."

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