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How do forced migrants from Ukraine live in Belarus?

People in this story of the program Week on the CTV channel have just arrived from the south-eastern regions of Ukraine. Like many others, they fled instability and conflict that turned into armed confrontation. In the neighboring Belarus they found not only shelter, but the second home. Thank God, the life of the forced migrants is improving in Belarus.

Donetsk native Olga calls her home city "the city of roses". Before the outbreak of hostilities, the industrial giant was brimming with flowers. But the fragrance of flowers, the woman says, withered away literally overnight.

Olga Sevostyanchik, migrant from Ukraine:
Grads shot and everything was roaring around us... The whole house shook. Now I do not even know what is going on, but judging by the news, it is a nightmare. I am worried about what is happening. 

The decision to leave was taken quickly: Olga and her sister left taking only the most necessary things.  Leaving the house, Olga was convinced that she would return there no later than a year. Today, 12 months later, the woman dreams to visit her native Donetsk. In Belarus, she has already begun to build peaceful life. She met her love here too.

Olga Sevostyanchik, migrant from Ukraine:
I have a job here, a house... Not a permanent one but I do have it and that's great, I have a husband and we are expecting a baby. Everything's calm.

Olga does not like to remember about the past not to disturb the baby. Today, the expectant mother says that in the country of her future child, the scent of flowers is in many places like parks and gardens.      

A resident of Makeyevka Vadim Bachmaga is building peaceful life again for his family with his own hands. Miner with 15 years of experience turned into a builder so that his children can look at the sky without fear.

Vadim Bachmaga, refugee from Ukraine:
When we arrived here on July 18, we were here for one week and then went to Brest. And Brest marked City Day then. In the evening we saw fireworks but the youngest son panicked when he again saw these explosions. You know, he still remembers those shots and explosions... 

The man does not complain about the difficult life in the new place. At least he has worse examples to compare with. The formula for happy life is to earn more but only honestly.   

Vadim Bachmaga, refugee from Ukraine:
I believe that the law against parasitism - I do not know whether it was adopted - this is the right thing. We have a lot of idle people who are just waiting for something on a silver platter. I think anyone who wants to make money will find ways to make it. In Belarus I have a lot of job opportunities. We were offered jobs in agriculture. We traveled and considered a place there - we could work there too. But I found an even better place - the construction site. You know... Decent wages and decent work.

Now the family of Vadim lives in a rented apartment, but the man is convinced that by the time he receives Belarusian citizenship he will have had finished the construction. A big house for a large family: the man plans to move his parents to Belarus too.

How do forced migrants from Ukraine live in Belarus?