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Ukrainian refugees describe 'miraculous' journey, new life with Utah host family

Posted at 10:30 PM, Apr 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-04 00:46:32-04

SALT LAKE CITY — As of March 31, the U.N. reported that 4.1 million Ukrainians had fled to neighboring Romania and Poland.

READ: Utah family fleeing Ukraine separated at U.S.-Mexico border

But others are coming to the United States, including a family of four who arrived in Utah three weeks ago after traveling more than 8,500 miles in nine days — a journey they are calling "miraculous."

In the story above, we spoke with Yuri Kalmazan, Albina Smykovska, and the family who has welcomed them in.