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Dramatic photos shared with Fox News Digital on Monday show one family’s almost unbearable heartache as a Ukrainian father is forced to bid his tearful young son goodbye, telling the child, “Be brave for your mother.”
The man was sending his family off to Hungary from a local train station in Ukraine, The Mirror reported.
The man’s goal was to get his beloved family — his wife and two children — away from the danger and chaos of war as Russian President Vladimir Putin’s forces continue to push their way into Ukraine in an all-out assault on that country.
The father and son are shown hugging and saying a painfully emotional goodbye to each other at the Lviv Train Station.
The dad, Ruslan Gladkiy, gave his nine-year-old son, Hordeiy, a big bear hug as he put him, his daughter and wife on a train in Lviv, the report noted.
Young Hordeiy was so overtaken with emotion in the moment of having to part with his father that he had to take off his glasses.
The father expressed how “very difficult” the moment was for him as well.
“I did not want to say goodbye to my family. They are going to Hungary,” he told the outlet.
“We live 250 kilometers [about 155 miles] from Lviv and I drove them here this morning to get the train,” the father also said, the report noted.
He added about himself, “I am staying.”
Numerous families throughout Ukraine have been torn apart by the war begun by Russia, according to many other reports.
In addition, scores of Ukrainian Americans all over the U.S. are expressing their outrage, upset and concern for family, friends and colleagues who are still in Ukraine and who are facing grave danger.
Many Ukrainians have already been displaced and separated from loved ones.
In some of the latest news connected to the war, Fox News Digital is reporting on Monday that the Ukrainian Parliament sent a letter to Congress detailing the particular weapons and other materials the country needs as it battles the Russian forces on its own Ukrainian land.
The list of weapons and material requested by Ukraine include FIM-92 Stingers; AT guided weapons; small arms, grenade launchers and other ammunition produced in the Warsaw Pact states (which were to be delivered to Afghanistan by the U.S.); and military portable radio sets.
The requested material also includes body armor and helmets.
The Ukrainian Parliament also made a special request for a MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missile system.
“The safety and the establishment of [the] no-fly zone above Ukraine may prove to be the most important and valuable part of the support from our partners,” it said.
Stay with Fox News Digital for the latest updates on the Ukraine-Russia story.