May 25, 2024


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Ex-exchange student, children relocating from Ukraine


Julie (Yuliia) Tryukhan and her two kids, nevertheless in Zilina, Slovakia, right after fleeing war-torn Ukraine, have been accredited and licensed to travel to the United States underneath the Uniting for Ukraine (U4U) method to search for “parole.” They need to be arriving within just the up coming two months.

Her acceptance document states: “Upon arrival to the United States, a U.S. Customs and Border Safety (CBP) officer will make the dedication on parole as soon as you get there at a port of entry.”

Tryukhan’s spouse, Dima, is element of the Ukrainian Army and is nowadays component of the drive in the most perilous element of the war zone in southeastern Ukraine.

“I have been operating on my husband’s relocation to a safer location. It turns out it’s doable to get him transferred to a diverse troop if the latter is eager to acquire him,” she stated. “I’m accomplishing everything in my power to modify this shortly simply because we’re working out of time.”

Tryukhan, now 32, was a Rotary Youth Exchange (RYE) pupil sponsored by our Rotary Club of Farragut in 2007-2008 and attended Webb Faculty. She has two small children – Mark, 3, and little sister Polina, 14 months.

“My kids and I are setting up to come to the U.S. by using Uniting for Ukraine program. Experienced this method been obtainable when the war started, we would have arrive to Knoxville by now. Knoxville feels like a second residence city to me, and I’m certain my family members will discover peace, security and comfort and ease there,” she claimed.

Her permitted application signifies it will expire on Aug. 8, 2022, if she has not traveled by that date.

“What that implies is that Julie and her youngsters may possibly be in this article in Farragut a lot faster than we assumed,” claimed Invoice Nichols, who has been coordinating with Bill Vogel. Vogel and spouse Dinah had been just one of her host family members in the course of her Trade yr. The Vogels have stepped forward to be their sponsors here in the United States. Vogel is communicating specifically with Tryukhan.

Farragut Rotary is by now gearing up to assistance and assist with them.

“Their requires will be numerous,” states Nichols. “They’ll require a spot to live, home furniture, a car or truck, driver’s license, the fundamental necessities, and I know our club will step up major to welcome them and support with all of their requirements.”

Farragut Rotarian Vicki Williams will coordinate a group from our club to operate on and meet up with the needs of Tryukhanas we operate with Vogel. We will need volunteers to work with Williams in this exertion, Nichols said. Williams also is a member of the board of directors of Operation Inasmuch in Knoxville, which is in the procedure of making ready 250,000 foods for Ukrainian refugees.

Tom King has served at newspapers in Ga, Tennessee, Texas and California and was the editor of two newspapers. Recommend foreseeable future tales at [email protected] or simply call him at 865-659-3562.


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