Ukrainian Mother, Daughter Reunite For Graduation, Mother’s Day with Klobuchar’s Help

From KARE 11 Local News

KARE 11 Photo courtesy of Anna Hansen and Valentyna Zinchenko

Anna Hansen, a Ukrainian immigrant who recently earned her Master’s in Accounting from Minnesota State Mankato, celebrated Mother’s Day with her mother, Valentyna Zinchenko, thanks to an expedited visa aided by Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

Last month, Hansen reached out to Sen. Klobuchar’s office. Zinchenko was living in Kharkiv, a northeastern Ukrainian city targeted by Russian forces. KTTC reported that she was able to arrive in Minnesota in time to see her daughter graduate.

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