STORY: "I want victory for Ukraine, so that it lasts for a long time,” said Andrii. "I hope Zelenskiy stays president, he’s the best president in the world. He’s a bomb. He’s the bravest and the coolest president," he added.
Now that the Russians have left, the two boys know what they want to be when they grow up.
"We want to become soldiers when we grow up. We’ll become army men," said Valentyn who said he saw Russian soldiers while the village was under siege.
The highway that cuts through their village was reopened on April 18 and ensured a safe passage for those living in the capital.