Ihor is in his forties. He looks around for bus no. 1326 between Lyon Perrache and kyiv, announced for 5:15 p.m. The bus has not yet arrived as the time is approaching. Speaking neither French nor English, Ihor can only rely on a translation application on his smartphone to communicate. Ukrainian, he fled his country to find himself in France, but on his way back, he will stop in Germany to try his luck. In shorts and a T-shirt, with only a briefcase and a large plastic bag containing all his belongings, it’s hard to imagine the daily life that awaits him and what he’s been through since he left his country.
“It’s easier and cheaper”
Suddenly, Flixbus No. 1326 appears. The tension rises, everyone loads their suitcases into the trunks and looks for a place. Ihor is still very stressed, he has his ticket checked by everyone he meets. He ends up parting with his luggage, carefully holding his plastic bag in his hands. He…