New Jersey Ukrainian community worries for family members as Russian attack begins
Local Ukrainians in New Jersey can only sit helplessly now that an attack in their country has begun, hoping it will end as soon as it began.
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The Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA in Bound Brook has roots in New Jersey.
Daniel Zelinsky is the archbishop. His parents and brother still live in Ukraine. He was there less than two weeks ago. He says even in the face of the Russian threat, the message in the capital city while he was there was very clear — people want to move on.
“If that were to happen, it's a major devastation that will take place,” says Zelinsky. “The loss of human life is going to be incomprehensible."
Russia began its attack of Ukraine overnight.
Zelinsky received a phone call Wednesday from Gov. Phil Murphy, offering support to the Ukrainian community.