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Ukrainian Teen Girls Walk Through All of Ukraine on Foot

Two Ukrainian teen girls, from Dnipropetrovsk and Zaporizhzhya, Evsukova Anastasia and Olga Solovyova, decided to walk on foot through Ukraine, starting on the border with Russia and ending on the border with Slovakia. For 93 days they managed to walk 2,000 kilometers (1,242 miles), without using any other form of transportation.

The primary goal of their unusual project Inside of Living was to see the different cultures and regions in the country where they have never been before, and speak with locals. During the trip, the girls filmed short videos for their blog, asking people about their lives and dreams. Most had a one-word answer: Peace.

“We really liked Kharkiv and Poltava region. We were stopped by people there who just wanted to talk with us. Vinnytsia region is very green, Wesernt Ukraine is very friendly. We fell in love with Ivano-Frankivsk, Kamyanets-Podolskiy, Lviv… One day a mother, whose son is in ATO came to us. She just showed us photos. The next day her husband found us and gave us honey”- told Anastasia Evsukova.

While the girls were traveling, they were joined by 12 other people on different parts of their route. One of the participants, Olha Solovyova, said this trip really changed her. “All my life I was speaking Russian, but I realized that Ukrainian is my native language. I switched to Ukrainian in the middle of our trip. Indeed, all Ukrainians want peace and most of the people we met, speak Ukrainian”, – said Olha.