Omaha, Nebraska – Russia on Thursday announced full scale invasion against Ukraine attacking the country from south, east and north with boats, missals, tanks and aircrafts.
The Russian invasion came after months-long tensions at the border and the Russian army progressed quickly reaching the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv, in just 24 hours.
No one could have expected full scale war or invasion to happen in 2022 but Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, apparently wasn’t not among those.
Ukrainian woman who moved to Omaha in the 90s is concerned about her family relatives and all the other Ukrainians in these difficult times for the country and for the residents of Ukraine. Anna Yuz-Mosenkis, originally from Kyiv, talked with WOWT and said she got in touch with a cousin who was rushing to get to safety on Thursday.
She was able to get in touch with her cousin — he was rushing to get to safety as Russia invaded Ukraine.
“He told me this morning as we were speaking that there were explosions going on not too far from where he was living,” Yuz-Mosenkis said. “The only place for them to hide was the subway. People have to run, it’s not very close by the house but takes some time to get to. The subways are already filled up with people it’s crowded.”
Just like many other Ukrainians, her cousin rushed to hide in the subway to safety fearing from attacks that might occur any moment. All of those hiding in the subway and even those who decided to move to the west part of the country, only took a small bag with just the important staff they needed.
She added that many people are struggling for food right now since most of the Ukrainians believed that Russia will not attack the country or at least that the Russian army won’t progress that fast.
“Everybody, as I understand, has a little bag or a kit to go with the most important things in their lives. Probably a lot documents and pictures, what else people value the most,” she said.
Yuz-Mosenkis is concerned about her relatives in Ukraine since no one can predict how and when the invasion will end up.
“I’m really, really hoping that at some point it will stop with diplomatic communications and exchanges and this horror should not continue,” she said.