Ukraine

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…

Target of alleged assassination plot involving North Dakota farmer resigns

Kurt GroszhansKYIV (KVRR) – Published reports say Ukraine Agriculture Minister Roman Leshchenko, the man Ukrainian authorities claim was the target of an assassination plot involving Ashley, North Dakota farmer Kurt Groszhans, has suddenly resigned. Groszhans is accused of being involved in a conspiracy to kill Leshchenko, a former business partner who Groszhans claims stole money from him. Groszhans’ family and supporters…

U.S. House candidate suspends campaign to help Ukraine

A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days.

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — A Democratic U.S. House candidate out of Moorhead has suspended his campaign to go help defend Ukraine in the coming days. “I mean I think it’s the most consequential global issue I’ve experienced in my lifetime and I’m forty years old. Think about the confluence of world events you’re watching unfold before your very eyes. It’s…

Fargo Commissioners Vote 5-0 To Divest From Russia Dealings

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — Fargo is taking a stand against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine by divesting in businesses the city has a contractual relationship with. The resolution to show support for Ukraine was introduced by Commissioner Arlette Preston, who is a candidate for mayor. She says she personally knows people who have family in harms way in Ukraine and that…

ND Couple In Ukraine Endures Family Hardship & Tragedy Since Russian Invasion

Brent & Anna Huso have been staying in Ukraine during Russian invasion

  WESTERN UKRAINE, (KVRR) – A couple from McVille, North Dakota has been in Ukraine since before the war broke out.  They could leave, but that would mean abandoning their family who call the country home. Brent & Anna Huso came to Ukraine in early February to visit Anna’s family and take a ski vacation in Western Ukraine, even though…