The Portuguese tactician was among the people who were trying to escape the Ukrainian capital after Russia invaded their country, but his family are not ok.
revealed that he and his family got out of Kyiv and are in Romania after departing Ukraine with a bus.
boss, who managedShakhtar Donetsk
for three years between 2016 and 2019, was one of those people who were left stranded in the capital of the country after Russia invaded Ukraine, leading to commercial flights being canceled.
He, his wife Katerina Ostroushko and their young son have escaped through Moldova and are safe in Romania now.
The Portuguese has posted on
and said: “
My family and I have left Ukraine. Following a bus trip which lasted over 30 hours, we are now in Romania.
“I hope to make it back to Portugal tomorrow, at which point I will give more details on our evacuation and thank all the people who have helped us tremendously over the last few days.
“We are safe, but the nightmare continues for the Ukrainian people who continue to fight heroically.
“I make an appeal to everyone to do what they can to support them as they continue to suffer in such an unfair and cruel way.”
He talked to Jornal de Noticias and revealed that he was caught up in an Eastern European conflict:
“I woke up at five in the morning with five explosions in a row.
“I had a flight scheduled for today, but now it is impossible to leave here, not least because the airports are already destroyed and the airspace has been closed.
“This is the worst day of my life. Now it's time to wait and be lucky, and pray that a bomb doesn't fall on us.”
His wife then posted on Instagram:
“Our friends from all over the world. You are absolutely incredible!
“Thank you for your great support, your prayers and help in our darkest days. Thanks to you, my family and I are safe now. I will forever remember your kindness.
“Every helping hand, every word, I'm absolutely crushed. My heart is broken. So much pain and fear in two terrible days. Crime war I hate you, Ukraine I love you.”
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