Father-of-two dumps partner after falling for 22-year-old Ukrainian refugee

21 May 2022, 13:01 | Updated: 21 May 2022, 13:28

Just 10 days after moving in with Tony Garnett and his partner Lorna, Sofiia and Tony moved out
Just 10 days after moving in with Tony Garnett and his partner Lorna, Sofiia and Tony moved out. Picture: Instagram @sonya_dobrvlsk

By Asher McShane

A father-of-two left the mother of his children for a Ukrainian refugee who moved in to his home just ten days earlier.

Tony Ganett, 29, left partner Lorona, 28, after striking up a romance with Sofiia Karkadym, who fled Lviv at the start of Putin’s invasion.

He reached out on social media at became Sofiia’s sponsor. Just over a week after she arrived in the UK he left his partner to start a new life with her.

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He told the Sun: ““It began with a simple desire from me to do the right thing and put a roof over the head of someone in need, a man or woman.

“We’re sorry for the pain we’ve caused but I’ve discovered a connection with Sofiia like I’ve never had before.”Sofiia, 22, added “these things happen.”

The couple are now in the process of finding a new home together.

Recent figures show more than 33,000 refugees from Ukraine are now in the UK sponsored by families, with 68,700 visas issued out of 84,000 applications.

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