Two Ukrainian refugees, have started a café in Bromsgrove, selling traditional food from their home country.

Svitlana Hlovatska and Inna Starykova, are using facilities at the Bromsgrove Methodist Centre to trial their business, showcasing their culinary skills on Friday May 17 and 31 between 10.30am and 1.30pm.

They are doing it with the hope of creating a permanent establishment within the town.

The café features specialities such as borscht and pancakes with a variety of fillings.

Beverages on offer include coffee, tea and an assortment of biscuits.

If the pop-ups are successful, the dates will be further extended, to cater to a broader scale of food enthusiasts.

In her native Kyiv, Ms Hlovatska, worked as an accountant, while her husband remains in Ukraine, contributing to an international charity by providing free medical care.

Ms Hlovatska said: “I don’t know English very well, I am learning it, but what we can do is cook!

"Ukrainian cuisine has always been very famous for its taste, and we are glad that we have the opportunity to introduce you to Ukraine through Ukrainian cuisine.”

The initiative has been backed by Bromsgrove & Redditch Welcome Refugees.

Ms Hlovatska said: “We really receive so much love and warmth from you, you treat us very well, and we also want to do something for you.”

The profits from this venture will be used to cover kitchen costs, with any surplus funds sent back to Ukraine.

Former Luhansk kindergarten teacher, Ms Starykova, fled her home due to conflict.

Ms Starykova said: “Now my house is under occupation and I have nowhere to return for now.

"Of course, we would like to continue organising Ukrainian cuisine days in the church, but opening our own café would also be nice.

"We would be happy about that too."