20 Mar 2022

Ukraine Russia conflict: A Ukrainian family’s new life in Berlin

More than three million people have fled Ukraine since it was invaded by Russia, with thousands more still on the move.

Many have made their way further into Europe after crossing the border, seeking refuge in countries such as Germany which is taking in around ten thousand people a day.

Among them are the Savkevych family from eastern Ukraine.

They were forced to flee the town of Avdiivka near Donetsk, which has been on the frontline of fighting between Ukraine and Russian backed separatists for over eight years.

Film-maker Ben Ferguson first met the family in 2017. He caught up with them in Berlin as they came to terms with a new life without relatives, school and a very special piano.