Everything is fair in Lviv and in the war.
A Brit who has been in a relationship for 10 years has eloped with a Ukrainian refugee who has only been living in their home for 10 days.
Tony Garnett, a 29-year-old security guard and father of two, said it was love at first sight after meeting Sofiia Karkadym, 22.
“As soon as I saw him, I liked him,” Karkadym told The Sun. “It happened very quickly, but this is our love story. I know people will think badly of me, but it happens. I could see how unhappy Tony was.”
Karkadym, a native of the eastern Ukrainian city of Lviv, moved in with Garnett and his longtime girlfriend Lorna in early May after Garnett met Karkadym on Facebook.
“We apologize for the pain we’ve caused, but I’ve discovered a connection to Sofiia like I’ve never had before,” Garnett told the tabloid. “We plan the rest of our lives together.”
The relationship began to fall apart when Karkadym came to stay and Lorna began to get “very jealous”, Garnett said.
“The atmosphere got very bad and Sofiia told me she didn’t know if she could continue living with us under the circumstances.”
Eventually, Lorna told her wayward husband that he had to make a choice – and he did.
“We both packed our bags and moved into my mom and dad’s house together,” Garnett said, adding that the happy new couple had already started house hunting.
A person close to Lorna said they were “devastated” by the developments, The Sun reported.
https://nypost.com/2022/05/21/uk-man-leaves-girlfriend-for-ukrainian-refugee-he-just-met/ Brit leaves girlfriend for Ukrainian refugee he just met