TOLEDO, Ohio — February 2022 rocked the foundation of families all across Ukraine. As Russia invaded the country, it sent people scrambling just to stay alive. Lolita Gukasyan, a tennis player at the University of Toledo, is one of the many who had no idea just how much her life was about to change.
“I was walking in Odessa to do some of my stuff for my documents and there was no siren and I just heard this sound and I looked up and (two rockets came across the sky),” Gukasyan said. “It was a scary situation. Just talking about it now I’m a bit nervous about it.”