Ukrainians in US consider taking advantage of new status

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Iryna Volvach traveled from Ukraine to California on a tour package with a friend and decided to stay for a few months. When Russia invaded Ukraine, leaving her stuck in the US, she worried about her children and grandchildren back home. As Volvach, 62, tearfully told The Associated Press this week … Read more

In Ukraine under attack, American hopes for daughter’s visa

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When her daughter was diagnosed with cancer, Tetiana Shatokhina didn’t hesitate to make the trip back to Ukraine to help her recover from surgery and care for her 14-year-old grandson. But the 75-year-old disabled American citizen found herself trapped alongside her family in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second-largest city, targeted by nightly shelling … Read more

Ukraine’s Roma refugees recount discrimination en route to safety | Russia-Ukraine war news

Chisinau, Moldova – Concentric lines trace the indoor running track at the Manej Sport Arena in Moldova’s capital Chisinau. Athletes used to compete and train here. Now, the track is home to some 800 Roma people who fled from Ukraine after the Russian invasion. Cristina, 41, is one of them. She lost everything she owned … Read more

‘Scared to stay’: Why some rushed to leave Russia after war | Russia-Ukraine war news

Days after Russia sent troops into neighbors Ukraine, triggering anti-war protests that have resulted in thousands of arrests and prompting public figures to speak out against the invasion, rumours began spreading that President Vladimir Putin was planning to impose martial law. Such a measure would potentially give the authorities emergency powers, shut down the borders … Read more