Portland woman flies to Europe to evacuate grandmother from Ukraine

Alena Hansen caught a flight to Warsaw, Poland, in April, leaving behind her husband and daughters. After weeks of effort, she finally brought her grandmother home.

PORTLAND, Ore. — A Portland woman flew thousands of miles to Europe to help her grandmother evacuate war-torn Ukraine and come to the United States.

Alena Hansen said her grandmother Lydia Asmont, 85, was living in Kyiv when the Russian invasion started last February. She said she’d been checking in to make sure her grandmother was still alive. 

“I was hearing things like, ‘I’m wearing my boots because I’m not going to be able to run to

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