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Ukrainians in New Hampshire ask for continued support for country

Shaheen meets with Ukrainians in Manchester


Ukrainians who live in New Hampshire met Friday with U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen to ask for continued support for their war-torn country.

It has been nearly a year since Russia invaded Ukraine.

"We need more tools, need more blankets – anything," said Maria Popovich. "We want to ask America to help Ukraine."

Ukrainians met Friday with Shaheen at Protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary Ukrainian Catholic Church to share their thanks, concerns and what they want to be done.

"We plead with you, as you continue to do your work, remember time is of the essence," said Christina Vogel.

Shaheen said the United States is sending more weapons Ukraine's way and supporting others who are doing the same.

"The decision to send the German Leopard tanks and the Abrams," Shaheen said. "We're sending 31 for a battalion."

Nonprofit organizations at the event said they raised tens of thousands of dollars to help Ukraine by selling handmade items. They said more help is needed, especially as spring approaches and an anticipated resurgence of the Russian offensive.