North Carolina veteran escapes Ukraine with help from group extracting people from global hotspots | app

WASHINGTON — Creed Burleson hit up the Radisson Blu in Kyiv on Feb. 22 with big plans. He would set up a new web design company in Ukraine over the next few days, stopping at the bank and submitting documents to establish the new company with local authorities.

Instead, Burleson, 62, an Army veteran from Marion, North Carolina, found himself in the hotel’s garage-turned-bunker two days later as The Russian bombardments have begun. “There was no way out because the trains were so packed,” he told McClatchy.

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