ROCHESTER, N.Y. — A Ukrainian family is looking back at their journey since Russia invaded their home country nearly six months ago.
Now the Catholic Charities Family and Community Services is helping the family of three resettle in the Rochester area.
Spectrum News 1 is told that the family packed up and drove to the Poland border to escape. The family was then split as the father and husband has to stay behind in Ukraine.
“There was a point they had to decide, she had to decide,” Ukrainian refugee Mariia Kokovskyi said. “If she was a wife or a mother first. She had to consider leaving all of their relatives, all the things that they know. All of their material possessions. But that was the least of their worries at this point. They were considering their daughter Yama and her psychological state and the effects the war would have on her if they would have chosen to stay.”
Our Halena Sepulveda will have more on this family’s journey from Ukraine to Rochester this weekend.