Fleeing Ukraine – One family story and the hero that helped


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On 21 of February, started aggression that all of us thought may happen but never really believed would happen. Russia attacked Ukraine, an independent democratic country. In the week following, the world changed, and so did the lives of millions of people. In this episode, we talk with a family that fled Ukraine the first weeks after the attack. They talk about the long, trying 1800-kilometer journey to get to Europe and the challenges of re-uniting with family in the United States. . They talk about the happiness they felt reaching safe ground and the struggles on the way. Finally, they speak to us about what we can do to help families like them and we hear about the great hero that unselfishly helped them along the journey.

Speaker Information:

Mihai Christea, an Romanian National is the Director General Pagini Aurii Romania & Pagini Aurii Croatia and FCR Media Online , which is currently the Currently, the most important Romanian online business search engine offer targeted and local advertising features (rich content and English search option. With more than 1,6 million Romanian legal entities and over 1.300.000 unique visitors / month. Mihai’s expertise has expanded the company over the years.

Speaker Information:

Olga Konarieva is an elementary teacher from the Odessa Region in Ukraine. She is the mother of two young boys Illia age 7 and Daniel 19 months. She is now trying to start a new life for her family after the devastation in her Region.