Paralympics-'It's a miracle we're here': Ukraine team arrive in Beijing

Beijing 2022 Winter Paralympic Games - Para Biathlon - Training - National Biathlon Centre, Zhangjiakou, China - March 3, 2022. Athletes of Ukraine during training REUTERS/Issei Kato

BEIJING (Reuters) - Having braved bombs and gunfire, Ukraine's athletes have made it safely to Beijing ahead of the Winter Paralympics that begin on Friday, in what Ukrainian paralympic committee president Valeriy Sushkevych described as a miracle.

Ukraine has been under siege following an invasion by Russia, which prompted the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) on Thursday to ban Russian and Belarusian athletes from the Games after earlier allowing them to compete as neutrals.

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