Raisa Toporkova

Ukrainian Paralympian escapes Russian-held city to safety

Ukrainian Paralympian escapes Russian-held city to safety

  • Crammed into a car with several others with special needs, Toporkova spent 12 hours negotiating a series of checkpoints to flee the city in southern Ukraine
  • "It would be impossible to get out of the car if something happened," Toporkova, who was fifth at last year year's Tokyo Paralympics, told AFP
By AFP ·