A Ukrainian woman, 34, now lives next door to her older sister, 37 – who managed to flee their war-torn home country with the help and support of kind neighbours.
Siblings Olya Protsuik, 37, and Iryna Stanier, 34, now live side by side to each other in Bristol.
Ms Stainer was already living in the UK with husband David, 33, after moving in 2014 to study a PhD in Aerospace Engineering at the University of Bristol.
She was desperate to be reunited with her sister and family once Russia invaded Ukraine on February 24, faced with questions of how to get them visas and housing as quickly as possible.
The family of the house next-door – which had become empty after its owner was moved into care – was told of the family’s ordeal.
Ms Stainer explained that Ms Protsuik, her husband Vova, 38, and their twins Dasha and Danya, both 15, along with daughter Vira, six – desperately needed help.
Siblings Olya Protsuik (left), 37, and Iryna Stanier (right), 34, now live side by side to each…