Irynka looks at Spiš Castle, which shows her behind the wheel. “I chose the shoes,” she tells him. “You’re a princess,” her driver replies.
Everyone speaks a different language, but they somehow understand each other. A child who left his mother and father at home, and a man who gathers strength for two days to look before him and his loved ones without a hint of weakness.
Martin Fabry’s management and colleagues have been preparing for possible problems in Ukraine for weeks. However, none of them expected a war to start there. 3M has had regular crisis discussions and created volunteer networks among employees in various countries. When the worst came to the worst, I used my best to give their colleagues in Ukraine immediate support in leaving and taking refuge.
“I sat in the car and repeated the sentences in Ukrainian. What is your name? We will help you. You are safe here. I had to stop at any moment, so it was difficult for me, “Martin Fabry describes his journey from Bratislava to Vyšný Německý. The two cars were picked by one group of eleven people together (walking in the car), got to safety. They were relatives of Ukrainian colleagues and one colleague with a family.
“There were thousands of people there and I came across them right away,” says the manager. War-born emotions are a whole new thing for everyone. “I kept saying that I had to be firm. They were firm, only their fatigue could not be overlooked. Just before that, they said goodbye to the man, to the father, to the son, another emotion will not overwhelm anything like that. “