Once a refugee from Ukraine, resident now, wants to help war’s victims

With the Russian invasion of Ukraine now entering into its third week, one Goochland couple with strong ties to Ukraine is working to help those impacted by a war that has already claimed thousands of lives and touched off a humanitarian crisis that continues to grow increasingly dire by the day.

Ostep Zagorodnyy, came to the United States from Ukraine with his family in 1992, when he was 18 years old. They were refugees, fleeing religious persecution, and Zagorodnyy says to this day he has never returned. He does have cousins and many friends still living in Ukraine, however, and says the past few weeks have left him feeling desperate to help in any way he can…

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