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Father-of-two dumps partner after falling for 22-year-old Ukrainian refugee
21 May 2022, 13:01 | Updated: 21 May 2022, 13:28
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.
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.