She’s a Ukrainian in L.A. Her family is in a bomb shelter. There’s little she can do but wait for their calls

Victoria Pidlisetska’s cell phone never leaves her side as she waits to hear from her family members, who are in peril in Ukraine. There’s little she can do from L.A. — and that’s gut wrenching.

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