Noelson Monte landed on Saturday night at Humberto Delgado Airport, in Lisbon, after leaving Ukraine. The Portuguese player trying to play Ukrainian football, at the service of Dnipro, was trying to leave the country since Thursday, but only this Saturday managed to arrive in Romania and take a single flight to Portugal.
“I can’t even say, frankly. It was very difficult to get here. It was two or three very complicated days. The State of Portugal was always in contact with me and the Embassy as well. I also want to thank the Players’ Union and the FPF, as well as the City Council of Vila do Conde”, began by saying Nélson Monte, visibly moved, to journalists, continuing.
From the first complicating a feeling of fear. It was only when I crossed the border to Romania today that I experienced a bit of the bombing I felt. It’s crazy. When I woke up to the bombing… We, the foreigners who lived in Dnipro, fled to the staging center of the two bombs and that information was that we were to go to Lviv. detailing the course of the last few days.
“It was horrible, I had a 13 and a half hour approach and I drove for 5 hours. Lviv was being evacuated and then we changed the route to the border with Romania”, said Nélson Monte.
“Whether they were Russians or Ukrainians, I know. We went through some checkpoints to show passports and do it in cars. It was a magazine that wasn’t huge. There were guns everywhere. When I was at the hotel, I went to the window and there was a tank. so my family is still complicated to run away from my family. But the problem is that when I arrive at the border and let them pass like children. And they didn’t give us the justification why foreigners couldn’t women. Ukrainians are forced to stay inside the country. They only said women and children. It was one of the worst moments. I watched a lot”, he underlined.
It is recalled that the central defense crossed by car, in recent days, almost all of Ukraine, having arrived at the border with Romania in the early hours of Saturday.
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