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Ukrainians in Telluride talk about the Russian invasion

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Matt Hoisch
Victoria Petrova was born in Ukraine and moved to Russia when she was two. She says she couldn’t believe a war would happen until the last minute when Russia invaded Ukraine.

For many people in isolated ski towns like Telluride, the Russian invasion of Ukraine might feel like a distant news story.

But, for some, it’s personal.

We spoke to several Telluride locals from Ukraine and Russia about the invasion.

Courtesy Lena Demura
As recently as late February, Lena Demura was planning to visit her family in Ukraine over off-season. But then things shifted.

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