LOWELL (CBS) — A Lowell father with two young children in Ukraine said that his kids have finally been able to move to safer ground. Sam Hy told WBZ-TV this update on Saturday.
The children are with Hy’s ex-wife — who is Ukrainian — and who moved the children to her homeland about four years ago.
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The children were born in the United States and are US citizens.
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Seven-year-old Milana and five-year-old Maksim got on board a packed train leaving Kharkiv and heading west toward Ternopil — an area not in the path of the current Russian advance.
They’ve been shuttling between bases for the past 10 days with missile strikes close by.
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“They don’t deserve this. Very fragile and then I feel helpless,” Hy told WBZ-TV on Wednesday. “I pray that they’ll be okay. So far, they are okay.”