"Ukraine still remains the country I grew up, I was formed as a person. Back there I spent four years in total, tailoring, I’d done bits of work for myself and different firms. I do miss Ukraine, my parents live there, my younger sister lives there. I haven’t been back. My wife is in Auckland, it’s tough. You have to take care of family, priorities, it’s tough.
I still have a close connection with my family back in Ukraine. The recent events that happened in Ukraine, another revolution and turmoil there, war, it drew me back with my feelings, lots of emotional stuff was going on through my head."
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