Orphaned girl taken by Russian soldiers reunited with grandfather

Kira Obedinsky, 12, was taken to Russian-controlled Donetsk after being injured in a blast in Mariupol that killed her father

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A 12-year-old orphan from Mariupol, who ended up in Russian-controlled Donetsk after being injured in a blast that killed her father, has been discharged from a children’s hospital in Kyiv to start a new life after being reunited with her grandfather.

It is, perhaps, the end of the beginning of the suffering Kira Obedinsky has endured over the last two months. Before leaving the hospital on Tuesday, she was visited by Ukraine’s president, Volodymyr Zelenskiy, who gave her an iPad.

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