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'Thank God They're Still Alive': Update on 'Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack' Family

14 Feb 2023
Last year, Vika and her family were living in a Ukrainian subway station to escape Russian bombardment. Where are they now, almost one year after the war began?

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Vika and her family shared their story in the August 2022 FRONTLINE documentary "Ukraine: Life Under Russia’s Attack." An updated version of the documentary, premiering Tues., Feb. 14 on PBS and online, revisits many of the people profiled in the original film and shares how months of war have reshaped their lives.

In this excerpt, see where Vika and her family are today.

For updates on other people who were featured in "Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack," watch an updated version the documentary Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2023, at 10/9c on PBS stations (check local listings), at, in the PBS Video App and on FRONTLINE’s YouTube channel.

"Ukraine: Life Under Russia's Attack" is a Basement Films production for GBH/FRONTLINE in association with Channel 4. The documentary was filmed, produced and directed by Mani Benchelah and Patrick Tombola; produced in Ukraine by Volodymyr Pavlov; and directed in London by Teresa Smith. The editor is Agniezska Liggett. The production manager is Leah Gowns. The executive producers are Ben de Pear, Edward Watts and Cate Blanchett. The editor-in-chief and executive producer for FRONTLINE is Raney Aronson-Rath.

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