Ukraine

Moorhead man doing all he can to help people in Ukraine

The man who stopped his political campaign to help people in Ukraine has been in the country for over 40 days.

UKRAINE (KVRR) — The Moorhead man who stopped his political campaign to help people in Ukraine has been in the country for over 40 days. Mark Lindquist tells us he’s meeting with Ukrainian military leaders on the front lines in the eastern part of the country, his group is bringing them medical supplies, like burn bandages and chest seals. Lindquist…

Moorhead Air Force veteran Mark J. Lindquist describes helping Ukrainians in their country

Air Force Veteran Mark J. Lindquist of Moorhead is in Poland along with veterans from a lot of other countries.

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR)- Air Force Veteran Mark J. Lindquist of Moorhead is in Poland along with veterans from a lot of other countries. He’s helping with humanitarian efforts for refugees fleeing Ukraine. “This is not over, don’t get bored with this, keep it in front of you, and if you can spare 20 bucks it’s going to make a difference….

‘Don’t get bored with this,’ Lindquist says Ukrainian refugees need help now

Mark J. Lindquist (left) helps load supplies for Ukrainian refugees in PolandWARSAW, POLAND (KVRR) – An Air Force veteran from Moorhead, Minn. who suspended his congressional campaign to do humanitarian work in Ukraine has a message for Americans back home. Mark J. Lindquist has been helping Ukrainian refugees pouring into Poland to escape the war. Lindquist says the Ukrainians, often…

U.S. joins allies in war crimes investigation

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department is working with European allies and prosecutors in Ukraine to investigate war crimes after Russia’s invasion. Attorney General Merrick Garland said Wednesday that U.S. prosecutors across the world are working to collect evidence and to “collect the information on atrocities that we have all seen in both photographs and video footage.” He pointed specifically…

North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine moved out of Kyiv

Kurt GroszhansWASHINGTON – A North Dakota farmer jailed in Ukraine has been moved to a new facility away from the capital city of Kyiv. Sen. John Hoeven says Kurt Groszhans was moved to Lviv. Groszhans, of Ashley, has been jailed since November on charges that he plotted to assassinate Ukraine’s then-agriculture minister, Roman Leschenko. Groszhans’ family has said the charges…

Biden orders release of millions of barrels from strategic reserve

WASHINGTON – President Biden is ordering the release of 1 million barrels of oil per day from the nation’s strategic petroleum reserve for six months in a bid to control energy prices. Those have spiked as the U.S. and allies imposed steep sanctions on Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. The White House says Biden will make the formal announcement…

Ukrainian nurse in Bemidji has family join her with coworkers’ help

A Sanford nurse from Ukraine who now lives in Bemidji, Minnesota, is reunited with her family after coworkers raise $3,000 dollars to bring them to the United States.

BEMIDJI, Minn. (KVRR)- A Sanford Health nurse from Ukraine who now lives in Bemidji is reunited with her family after coworkers raise $3,000 to bring them to the United States. “I was just crying and every single day, probably every hour, and my colleagues were just so supportive and we just couldn’t believe that it was happening in the 21st…

Minnesotan Tyler Jacob freed after being detained in Russia

(FOX 9) – A Minnesotan man that was taken by Russian soldiers as he tried to flee Ukraine for safety has been released. U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar issued a statement Friday announcing the release of Tyler Jacob, who has left Russian custody and is now safely with his wife and daughter. Jacob’s mother, Tina Hauser told FOX 9 that her firstborn son moved to…

NDSU grad students discuss how Russia is warring with Ukraine

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – No one understands the constant terror in Ukraine more than a panel of Ukrainian graduate students hosting a discussion at North Dakota State University. With civilians in Ukraine fighting for their lives within war trenches, Ukrainian graduate students at NDSU, featuring the political science and public policy department, host a panel to discuss the war. Moderated…