These are unsettling times for the thousands of people who live here in Northern California with ties to Ukraine, including Vlad Skots, Chairman and Co-founder of Ukrainian American House & CEO at USKO Express Inc. Skots.
His parents and his five brothers and their families are all still in Ukraine, with two of his brothers and their families still in Kyiv. He says they sleep in bomb shelters ever night.
Skots, who lives in Sacramento, was born in Ukraine, and has parents and five brothers and their families who are still actively living in Ukraine. According to Skots, they have not left despite the invasion. He says support for Ukrainian President Vlodymyr Zelensky is universal in Ukraine. Skots says he's not hopeful for a peace agreement between Russia and Ukraine.