Ukrainian women in Tunisia and the power of motherly love (Reportage)

AA / Tunis / Hend Abdessamad

“My mother’s face than my country’s.” Lebanese proverb.

Everyone agrees that the mother is the center of any home, any society and universe. He is the refuge in time of war and the cure for all diseases.

Every last Sunday in May, Tunisia celebrates its mothers. This year, the Anadolu Agency visited the Ukrainian Embassy, ​​organizing a theme party for the occasion, to share the hope and joy of life with mothers in Ukraine.

“A mother’s love is unconditional, whether she is at the North Pole or the South Pole,” said Tanya Peresada Ben Ali, Ukrainian mother of two, a 15-year-old boy and a 12-year-old. girl in an interview given. to the Anadolu Agency.

Tanya, who has lived in Tunisia for 13 years, said there is no difference between a Tunisian mother or a Ukrainian mother or even an English mother, who continues to take care of everyone and worry about all.

With a small, thin face, fair complexion with blond hair and a small sharp beak, the young Ukrainian mother determined that “Mother’s Day is a new tradition in Ukraine, it has been ten years since we started celebrating this date ”.

The English teacher added that “a mother’s mission begins with the birth of her child but never ends, even if she grows up and starts her own family”.

“Words are not enough to describe how I feel about the current situation of mothers in Ukraine. In every family there is at least one male volunteer who left for the war to protect our country. Who can describe the feeling of one a mother whose son is at war? ” question the native of kyiv with great feeling.

Tanya continued “we pray to God day and night for mothers in Ukraine to see their children safe and well because no medal or trophy can match her grief after their departure”, hoping ” that every mother would find her child after the war “

Born into a mixed marriage between a Ukrainian mother and a Tunisian father, Linda Ben Abdallah Belarbi stated: “We try to keep the traditions of Ukraine by organizing embassy parties.

In her Vyshyvanka, the traditional Ukrainian dress, with green eyes and well -arched eyebrows, the mother of two little girls added: “My grandmother, my aunt and a large part of My mother’s family is still in Lviv, where I spend almost every year on my summer holidays, but during the war we were denied access to them. “

“We hate war, we want peace, I hope to see my family in good health” Linda wished before continuing “we are heartily with the mothers of Ukraine, with photos and videos of the children victims of this cursed war I wish them well. luck and long life. “

Married to a Tunisian, Ukrainian Lesya Konayeva Skhiri has lived in Tunisia for 13 years, tells the Anadolu Agency: “We are happy to organize this party at the embassy because it brings joy to mothers. and children we will bring back to our Tunisian. -Ukrainian families ”.

With her glowing eyes and her red cheeks, wearing an embroidered dress, bohemian style, the mother of 3 children and music teacher continued: “Here, we are trying to keep the our traditions, sing our songs, write in Ukrainian, recite poetry and create .a circle of friends, support and unity for our mixed family “.

“Mothers of Ukraine, you are wonderful, strong women, we feel your strength here, keep on resisting that you will succeed, a woman can do everything and with our Ukrainian culture we can overcome all difficulties” Said by Lesya the mothers of Ukraine expressing “courage for all. mothers, I hope they have a lot of love, kindness, beauty, support and unity.”

The little girls and their mothers wearing Vyshyvanka with a hair hoop with flowers gathered at the Embassy of Ukraine to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Algeria, Haiti, Morocco, the Dominican Republic and Sweden also celebrate Mother’s Day every last Sunday in May, while in Ukraine mothers are honored on the 2nd Sunday in May.

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