By David Caltabiano | 3TV/CBS 5
MESA, AZ – Two Ukrainian sisters here in Arizona are asking for help as their immediate family endures missile strikes in the city of Kharkiv. It is Ukraine’s second-largest city, and it’s now a battleground where civilians shelter from incoming fire. From half a world away, these women are trying to help one of their relatives escape.
“It’s just devastating,” said Zoya Kempfer, who is trying to get her niece out of Kharkiv. “The beautiful city we had is bombed, and many people are dying; they’re innocent people.”
“A lot of Ukrainians are going to different countries and setting up as refugees there,” said Rose Law Group immigration attorney Darius Amiri. He helped Afghan families in the Valley bring relatives from Afghanistan after the Taliban took over the country, a challenging endeavor, even for people helping American soldiers.