Angelic girl who melted hearts singing ‘Let it Go’ in Kyiv bomb shelter escapes to safety of her grandmother in Poland
A seven-year-old Ukrainian girl who moved the internet to tears with a haunting rendition of the hit Disney song ‘Let it Go’ while hiding in a Kyiv bunker has safely made it into Poland.
Video of Amelia Anisovych performing the song from the animated film Frozen went viral last week after being posted on social media from the crowded bunker where she and dozens of others were sheltering from Russia’s bombing of the Ukrainian capital.
Shared hundreds of thousands of times, Amelia’s heart-warming rendition received global messages of support, including from the song's original singer Idina Menzel and composer Kristen Anderson-Lopez who described her as 'the little girl with the beautiful voice’.
The video was first posted on Facebook last Thursday by Marta Smekhova who said: “From the first word, there was complete silence.. everyone put their business aside and listened to a song by this girl who was just beaming light... even men couldn't hold back the tears.”Many feared though that the seven-year-old would become another victim of Putin’s invasion.
But it has now been revealed that after six days in the bunker with hardly any food or water, little Amelia and her 15-year-old brother Misha made a gruelling two-day journey to Poland, where they are now living safely with their grandmother.
Amelia’s mother Lilia and father Roman stayed behind in Kyiv.
Lila, 39, said yesterday: “I was so sad to wave goodbye to my children but it was the best thing to do to make sure they are safe.”
According to Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky, 52 children have now been killed since Russia’s invasion began 14 days ago.
Latest figures from Poland’s Border Guard show that around 1.25 million refugees have now crossed the Ukrainian-Polish border.