Viktoria and her child were ready for just about 50 days to get a UK visa.
Her husband and twelve-year-old daughter had been killed through Russian shelling whilst fleeing Chernihiv.
She and her child had been abducted through Russian troops day after today and held in a basement for over 3 weeks, ahead of they had been freed and escaped to protection in Poland.
The Ukrainecast podcast has been following her tale. You’ll be able to listen extra on BBC Sounds.
Video edited through Laura Gaynor and Osman Iqbal