My name is Daria. I live in the eastern area of Ukraine. After my dad died in the war on the frontlines on June 30, 2022, my mother and brother and I left our city. My brother’s name is Danilo. He is 15 years old. We are now temporarily further evacuated to another country, but I really want the war to end soon and we return home to Ukraine. I was very afraid when I heard explosions. We were given a room in a small city hotel together with other Ukrainian refugees. Grandma and Grandpa did not leave Ukraine – they are waiting for us there. These are my mother’s parents. We have a very old house in Ukraine, it needs repairs and renovation – I really want my mother and I to be able to afford it one day, of course it’s out of the question now. This is a very old house. My dad himself repaired it partially before he died: he changed the walls, floors and began to make a bathroom in the house. His friends helped him. I really want them to help us finish the renovation that dad started and that my mom and sister and I live in a cosy, warm house. I already imagine what my room will be like. I also want my mother to buy me a guitar and I want to learn how to play it. I like music very much. I also love to dance, sculpt with clay and draw. I have a dream – I really want to see the ocean. Mom says it’s a good dream. But most of all I want peace and an end to the war.