Meet Ukrainian National Team members
February 24, 2022 the cruel invasion to Ukraine has started. Millions people were forced to leave their houses and families back in Ukraine and travel to Europe and around the world looking for a safe place to stay. Dynamo Fencing Center is in close contact with National Federation of Ukraine from the first day and doing it's best to help Ukrainian fencers as much as we can. We are endlessly thankful to all people who are helping us in such a hard time. Unfortunately war is not over and many people need our support.
We are very happy to host several Ukrainian fencers. Finally they are here! Their journey to safety has just started. We are the only support they have now in a foreign land. We will go trough this together!
Please meet Daria, Liza, Sasha and Svetlana.
Hello! I'm Yelyzaveta Melnichuk. I was born in Kyiv Ukraine.
Hello, my name is Daria Bulba. I’m a Ukrainian National Team fencer.
On February 24th, my team and I were preparing for the European Fencing Championship in Serbia, but we had to change our plans.
The war caught us on the way to the Olympic training center in Ukraine. Shortly, my father figured out a safe way for me and my friend to Poland. It took us 3 days to get there. We were staying in Poland for 2 months. I’m very grateful to the National Polish Federation for their room, board and opportunity to practice in local club.
Being in Poland I got an offer from Ukrainian Community in Boston to continue study and training in the United States. I was really excited to have a chance to reach my potential and explore new world.
Despite of all obstacles I was able to manage to pass English test and got accepted to MassBay College.
I have no words to describe my appreciation to the whole Dynamo family and personal to Alex Kushkov for making my dreams come true. I’m thankful to the Engel family for giving me a shelter and making me feel as home.