ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – Months after the war began in Ukraine, KRQE News 13 shared the story of a Ukrainian-born, Albuquerque mother who evacuated her own mother from the country while starting a donation effort. Over the course of months, Diana Horak made several trips to and from the country, delivering much-needed supplies for civilians and soldiers on the front lines.

This week on KRQE News 13’s “New Mexico News Podcast,” Chris McKee and Gabrielle Burkhart are checking back with Diana now one year since the war began. Even as the war continues, Horak has returned her mother to Ukraine.

What was behind the decision? How did Horak’s local donations help efforts in Ukraine? Those questions and more are discussed in this week’s episode.

Video shows Diana Horak’s mother arriving home in Ukraine in late 2022 after spending months in Albuquerque. Horak’s mother initially evacuated Ukraine shortly after the start of Russia’s invasion.

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