Ukraine

ND Couple In Ukraine Says International Community Needs To Do More For Country

Brent & Anne Huso Of McVille, ND Have Been In Ukraine Since Early February

UKRAINE, (KVRR) – A North Dakota couple currently in Ukraine say the international community is abandoning Ukranians while Russia is invading. Brent and Anna Huso of McVille, North Dakota, went to Ukraine in early February for a ski vacation with Anna’s family. Once Russia invaded, Anna’s family made a long an dangerous journey from near Kyiv to stay with them…

Watch: Zelenskyy tells Congress ‘We need you right now’

Zelenskyy is rallying support against Russia’s crushing invasion.

WASHINGTON – Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy cited Pearl Harbor and the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 on Wednesday in appealing to the U.S. Congress to do more to help Ukraine’s fight against Russia. We need you right now,” Zelenskyy said in remarks livestreamed at the U.S. Capitol. He added, “I call on you to do more.” Lawmakers gave him…

Hawley High School exchange student gives back to hometown in Ukraine

HAWLEY, Minn. (KVRR) — A high school sophomore is helping Ukrainian’s stuck in the country by working with volunteer organizations to send resources. A foreign exchange student from Ukraine at Hawley High School is raising money to ensure her hometown receives essential supplies. Daniella Zubarieva remembers from a young age going through lockdown drills at school as a precaution. Now,…

UND faculty discusses humanitarian crisis in Ukraine

GRAND FORKS, N.D. (KVRR) – University of North Dakota hosts a webinar offering more insight into the Russo-Ukrainian War. A panel of five professors featuring ties to the two countries speak about what the future holds as the situation becomes more grave. With Romania accepting hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees and allocating resources for at least a month, some…

3M suspends business operations in Russia

MAPLEWOOD, Minn. – 3M is joining the growing list of multinational companies that have suspended business operations in Russia following its invasion of Ukraine. The Maplewood-based company has a corporate office in Moscow and two production plants in Russia. 3M’s announcement comes as companies across a variety of industries have suspended some or all of their Russian operations in recent…

Concordia College hosts discussion the history & politics of Russia’s War with Ukraine

MOORHEAD, Minn. (KVRR) – Dean of Concordia’s German Language Village Dr. Dan Hamilton believes Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to build a new Russian Empire that could include Belarus. He adds Putin has never reconciled the end of The Cold War and Soviet Union and the borders that existed at that time. Hamilton says this does not make for a…

Gas prices are surging with rising costs of oil

Prices at the pump continue to spike and there are no signs of them dropping anytime soon.

FARGO-MOORHEAD (KVRR)- Prices at the pump continue to spike and there are no signs of them dropping anytime soon. “We get very little of our fossil fuels from Russia so in terms of a national supply of fossil fuels this is going to have a minimal impact and so doing a minimal impact on Russia as well,” said Dr. David…

Sen. Cramer happy Biden banned Russian oil imports, says it should’ve happened sooner

WASHINGTON (KVRR) – North Dakota Senator Kevin Cramer says America shouldn’t help fund Russia’s war with Ukraine by buying their oil, especially because he believes America can produce enough of its own. “How would you tell a single parent in North Dakota they could soon see gas prices go up above $4 a gallon, that would you tell a single…

McDonald’s to temporarily close all restaurants in Russia

DETROIT – McDonald’s said Tuesday it is temporarily closing all of its 850 restaurants in Russia in response to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The company said it will continue paying its 62,000 employees in Russia. In an open letter to employees, McDonald’s President and CEO Chris Kempckinski said closing those stores is the right thing to do because McDonald’s…