Ukrainian man with TH ties: Things aren’t bad everywhere

Ukrainian recruits line up as they receive military instructions from a commander in a recruitment self defense quarter at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine's border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow fired warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
Ukrainian recruits line up as they receive military instructions from a commander in a recruitment self defense quarter at Kiev's Independence Square, Ukraine, Tuesday, March 4, 2014. Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered tens of thousands of Russian troops participating in military exercises near Ukraine's border to return to their bases as U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was on his way to Kiev. Tensions remained high in the strategic Ukrainian peninsula of Crimea with troops loyal to Moscow fired warning shots to ward off protesting Ukrainian soldiers. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)


TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – When you see fiery protests, and a world power slowly moving into a country not their own, it may be easy to dismiss it, as another world event. However, Nick Telezyn has a differing viewpoint.

“For years the Ukraine has been taken over from the west, from the east, from the north, from the south. All they ever wanted was their own country.  That’s all they really want. They just kind of want to be left alone,” Telezyn said. He is the General Sales Manager at WTHI-TV.

He also has family, living in Ukraine. He gets to talk to them everyday. On Wednesday, he was gracious enough to have his great nephew speak a little to News 10. He lives in Lviv, the western part of the country.

News 10 asked Nick to ask Roman, what’s the mood like where he is.

“It’s peaceful here. People have jobs. They’re going to work,” Roman Telezyn replied.

He went on to say that he did not want to see war come to his country.

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