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Meet the Swiss millionaire serving to Ukrainians escape the struggle

As the struggle in Ukraine rages on with no everlasting resolution in sight, Swiss millionaire Guido Fluri is flying refugees out of a war-torn nation. On March 8, Fluri flew in 150 folks from Poland’s Krakow to Switzerland, whereas additionally serving to 80 others attain Switzerland in buses.

Fluri, an actual property mogul and philanthropist, has organized two flights up to now to evacuate residents from cities underneath Russian assault. On Thursday, he organized flights for 90 Ukrainian refugees, principally girls and youngsters.

According to stories, the transfers are being organized with assistance from Catholic associations in cooperation with Swiss, Polish, and Ukrainian authorities and Fluri stated he anticipated ushering in around 400 folks in whole.

Fluri instructed AFP that experiences from his personal troubled childhood have instilled a way of obligation to assist these uprooted and in disaster.

“When you are fortunate later in life, you have to learn to take responsibility for people who are suffering. For me, it is an obligation,” he instructed AFP.

The escape gives some reduction for the refugees who are actually hoping for a greater life in Switzerland.

“I hope Switzerland can offer me a comfortable life. I have left behind a beautiful house, a beautiful life,” stated Olena, a 45-year-old arts instructor from Chernigiv, a metropolis that got here underneath heavy Russian shelling.

Upon arrival in Zurich, buses carry refugees to lodging in numerous areas. Some are shifted to a former kids’s house, the place Fluri hung out as a foster little one. His basis runs the constructing as a memorial to kids faraway from their households.

More than 3.6 million folks have fled Ukraine because the Russian invasion started, in accordance with the UN. Nearly 13,000 have made it to Switzerland. The numbers are anticipated to go up because the struggle rages on in Ukraine.