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One year in, Connecticut's Ukrainian community reflects on the war in Ukraine

Ukrainian Family Welcomed To West Haven
Ryan Caron King
Connecticut Public
FILE: Four-year-old Adam Bizyayev rounds the corner into the Clerk’s office in West Haven City Hall, April of 2022. His parents fled Kharkiv, Ukraine with him and his two siblings after the Russian invasion and now are staying with a host in West Haven, Connecticut. Municipal workers and community members greeted the family with pizza, cake, and toys for the children on Monday, a few days after they arrived.

We just passed the one marker of the war in Ukraine.

President Biden’s recent trip abroad signified the United States’ support of Ukraine, but experts are saying that the end of the war is not in sight. Americans are divided on how involved our country should be in the war effort. Would you like to see the United States increase military aid for Ukraine?

Today, we talk to members of the Ukrainian diaspora living in Connecticut, as well as a Ukrainian American, currently living in Ukraine to support the war effort. What should Connecticut residents do to support Ukrainians living in our state?

You can learn more about sponsoring a family from Ukraine by visiting Connecticut for Ukraine.


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