Schoolgirl from Kropivnitskiy cuts off her scythe to help the AFU
Victoria has been growing her hair out since birth.
Victoria said she was inspired by other girls cutting off their hair to help AFU soldiers:
At first I didn't want to cut off so much, but I thought it would be useful to sell my hair and lead the money to the army.
Victoria's mother Yulia Sushilina says she made arrangements with her daughter to have her braids cut for her 18th birthday in May, but the military needed help now:
We hope it won't be relevant by her birthday. We believe there will be peace in our country by then. To say that directly was hair is pathetic... You know, our defenders give their lives, so hair is not pathetic for them.
From the sale of her cut hair, Victoria was able to donate 6,560 hryvnias to the defenders of Ukraine.
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