PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) – As tensions in Ukraine ramp up, the local Ukrainian community is very concerned that there will be an invasion soon. Senator Ron Wyden also spoke out Saturday on the potential for invasion.
The local community says there is tremendous fear and they are concerned that recent escalations there are paving the way to an invasion by Russia.
Senator Wyden said as the days go by, the threats appear to be increasing.
KOIN 6 also spoke with Ukrainian-American Cultural Association of Oregon and Southwest Washington board member Tatiana Terdal.
Terdal said people are worried and are very scared, especially for their relatives and friends overseas.
She talked about a kindergarten that was shelled a few days ago. Although none of them were hurt physically, psychologically it is damaging. She said they are already seeing the impact of tensions there, which is hard to hear.