We managed to get out because of Ukrainians' kindness, says Indonesian who escaped from war

Mr Iskandar (second from left) with his co-workers, at a mosque in Chernihiv, in calmer times. PHOTO: COURTESY OF MR ISKANDAR
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JAKARTA - Surrounded by his family in Binjai, North Sumatra, Mr Iskandar feels grateful to be home. Only a few weeks ago, he thought he would die as he took shelter from Russian shelling in a bunker in the northern Ukrainian city of Chernihiv.

Chernihiv - home to around 280,000 people - was one of the first targets for Russian troops invading Ukraine from Belarus, as they moved swiftly to reach the capital Kyiv, some 144km to the south.

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