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10th Mar 2022

Ukrainian girl who sang Let It Go in shelter escapes to Poland

Sarah McKenna Barry

Amelia sang songs from Frozen while sheltering amid the Russian invasion.

A young Ukrainian girl who went viral for singing in an underground shelter has made it to Poland.

7-year-old Amelia Anisovych sang songs from the Disney film Frozen while seeking shelter from Russian troops in a Kyiv bunker with her family.

One clip of the little girl singing Let It Go gained traction after her mother shared it online.

Thankfully, as Metro reports, Amelia and her grandmother and siblings have made it to Poland. Her mum Lilia decided to stay in Ukraine to assist the Ukrainian troops.

Since the original video went viral, Amelia’s mum said that the online reaction to it shows “the world is united and stands with the Ukrainian people.”

She told The Sun: “Babies stopped crying while she sang and arguments stopped.

“I always knew Amelia was very talented and a sweet angel and now the whole world knows the same.”

She added: “But it is a tragedy that she is only a star because of so much death and destruction.”

“Children should be free to play and be happy and sing songs from Frozen – but Putin has made it so they are cowering in terror in underground bunkers.”

The clip of Amelia singing Let It Go even reached the original cast of the Disney film.

Idina Menzel, who played Queen Elsa in the animated movie, tweeted the video to her own profile and wrote: “We see you. We really, really see you.”

She added blue and yellow heart emojis, signalling her support to the people of Ukraine.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine began, 2 million people have fled the country, and it’s understood that half of them are children.

Millions more have been displaced within the country.

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has said that over 406 civilians have been killed in the conflict.