Ukrainian family helps mother get to U.S. safely

Left to right are Tim Lacey (holding David Butsykin), Debbie Lacey, Natalie Dolhopolova, Erik Butsykin (front), Sasha Butsykina, Artyom Butsykin and Meri Butsykina (front).

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
WINFIELD — In February, 2022, Russian forces invaded Ukraine in full force, sending in troops and tanks while blasting cities with rockets, artillery, missiles and bombs.
Since the beginning of the invasion, millions of Ukrainians have left the country as refugees seeking safe shelter in neighboring countries, like Poland, Germany and Turkey. One Ukrainian woman ended up all the way in the United States, in a small town called Winfield.

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