Dad flees with Ukrainian refugee 10 days after arriving at family home
A man left his girlfriend and the mother of his two children for a Ukrainian refugee who moved into their home just ten days before the breakup.
Tony Ganett, 29, left Lorna, 28, after falling in love with Sofia Karkadym who had fled the horrors of her hometown Lviv at the start of the conflict with Russia.
Tony, a security guard, originally signed up for the government’s repatriation scheme last month but became hospitalized so he took to social media for help.
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Tony became Sofia’s godfather and, just over a week after his arrival, left his partner and children for a new life the record.
Talk to The sunTony, from Bradford, West Yorkshire, said: ‘It started with a simple desire on my part to do the right thing and put a roof over the head of someone in need, a man or a woman.
“It came to a head last Saturday when she really went looking for Sofia, yelling at her, using harsh language that left her in tears. She said she no longer felt able to stay under our roof and something thing inside of me clicked.
“We are sorry for the pain we have caused, but I have discovered a connection with Sofia like I have never had before.”
Sofia, 22, added: “These things happen.”
Lorna, now Tony’s ex-partner, was fed up with the immediate close bond he had forged with Sofia, as the two would go to the gym together and sit for hours talking in a parking lot.
Eventually, she ordered their guest to leave, but was stunned when Tony announced he was also leaving, with the couple sleeping at her parents’ house.
They are now in the process of finding a new home together.
The latest updates show more than 33,000 Ukrainian refugees are now in the UK sponsored by families, with 68,700 visas issued out of 84,000 applications.
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Yesterday it was reported that a Ukrainian family in the UK were considering returning home as they were not allowed to keep their cats with them in Wales.
The three-generation family arrived in their Volkswagen Polo after traveling through Europe with their three pets and a Chilean squirrel Degu.
However, faced with the prospect of living without their beloved cats, the family of five is looking to leave before they’ve barely settled in.
Lena, 53, traveled to Montgomery, Powys, with her three children, Anna, 33, Vika, 25, Alexi, 13 and Anna’s daughter Ryta.
They were taken in by a married couple, Mark and Sue Michaels, who were able to put them up in their five-bedroom home.
Sue said: “Their trust in the system has completely disappeared.
“Can you imagine wanting to go back to a war zone rather than not having the cats?”