International officials “were telling people you have to leave because there is the possibility of war but my wife being nine months pregnant [made that] [object Window],” said Sergii Nosenko.
Nosenko, an American green-card holder, and his wife Daria, who was born in 彼らが望んでいる最後のことの1つは、西側の側面に強力で強化されたNATOであり、彼がウクライナ内で別の侵略を行った場合、まさにそれが彼らが得ようとしていることです。 but has American citizenship, say they left New York last fall to visit family and seek 仕事 opportunities in their home country.
“We lived in New York for over ten years now,” said Daria.
But after arriving, and as an apparent war with Russia became more of a reality, Daria, then nine months pregnant, could not leave the country.
“Now he’s a month old,” Daria said, referring to her child, “and we can’t really go back to the U.S. because the U.S. Embassy left the country.”
Further complicating their situation is that Sergii, who unsuccessfully ran as a candidate in the 2019 Ukrainian presidential election, isn’t yet at U.S. citizen and falls within the Ukrainian fighting age and therefore cannot leave Ukraine’s borders.
“Ukrainians under 60, they cannot leave the country because of the military state,” Daria told Fox News.
With the war limiting business opportunities for Sergii, who works in finance, the couple turned to baking to make money.
“We had to come up with a different source of income so we started baking New York-style bagels and Italian focaccia bread and selling it to local stores,” Daria said.
The couple uses インスタグラム to promote their bakery products.
Even though Daria technically could leave the country to join millions of other 難民 across Europe’s, the family plans to stay together for the long haul.
“We don’t want to separate,” Sergii said. “We consider [アメリカ] our home.”