Dear Sirs and Madams, 

With this letter I want to express my sincere gratitude to the Leus Family Foundation and personally to Mr Dmitry Leus. 

Our family lived an absolutely normal happy life, until on February 24th, Russia treacherously attacked our country at night. It was at 5am that one of the first Russian missiles flew past the open window of our house near Kyiv, changing our lives forever. Even though we didn’t realize it at the time. 

Air raids, constant rocket attacks, hours in basements and shelters. In between these attempts to lead a normal life – work and go to school. 

I’m not afraid for myself, I’m afraid for my children. In addition to the real danger for life and health, there has come the realization that the future education and development for children is becoming very difficult, if not impossible. The situation worsened every day. We decided to turn to Dmitry Leus for help. 

A month later, my son and I were in England. We were met, placed in comfortable accommodation, provided with everything necessary, and most importantly, support and understanding that we still have a chance for a normal life. And for our children, hope for the future – study, sports, new friends. 

I know that the Leus Family Foundation helps many children and families, and my gratitude is immeasurable and sincere. 

Thank you for helping me and my son escape from the hell that is happening now in my country. Thank you for the opportunity to return to normal life, to teach our children and to give them a chance for the future. In our country, this is now impossible. 

Sincerely yours, 

Iryna Mushtina