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BBC News: Ukraine – Cambridge professor fears for elderly immobile mother in Mariupol


Andrei Kirilenko, Professor of Finance at Cambridge Judge Business School, fears for the safety of his elderly, immobile mother, after Russian troops surrounded Mariupol, in Ukraine, where she lives.

Kirilenko said his mother Svetlana, 85, did not want to leave despite her part of the port city in the south-east being evacuated.

“If she hasn’t yet been destroyed by the shelling, I think… the trauma, the pressure, the stress… is immense.” he says.

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