Sofiia Karkadym, a Ukrainian refugee, has been left heartbroken after a man who left his wife and family to be with her dumped her only four months into their relationship.
22-year-old Karkadym and her UK sponsor, Tony Garnett, 30, made headlines when they began dating in May after the security guard left his wife and mother of his two children, Lorna Garnett, to be with her.
It was gathered that only 10 days after Karkadym moved into Garnett’s home, which he shared with his wife and children in Bradford, West Yorkshire, to live with them due to the war in Ukraine, he fell in love with her and they began dating.
Regrettably, after only four months of dating, Garnett dumped Karkadym.
The Ukrainian refugee who found love in the U.K now has no money and no accommodation emergency and has now packed her bags and is headed to Poland and thereafter to her home in Ukraine even as the Russia-Ukraine war continues.
“I am going back to Ukraine because of the situation with me and Tony here in England. I need some support from my family and because I have not seen them for six months. I need to go for myself and to look after myself,” she told The Sun.
Speaking further, she said,
“I have mixed feelings about my time in England. There were a lot of good things but it became really hard for me and I didn’t expect all of the public reaction which was difficult. But I have been left with a very good impression of people here.
I am so grateful to everyone for the way they have been willing to help me and other people from Ukraine after the war. There has been a lot of kindness. I didn’t think they would be so generous. It has been really nice. I have no idea what the future holds for me now. I will spend time with my family and friends and then I will decide on the next stage of my life.”
Garnett, a security guard, drove Karkadym to the airport, the Sun reported.
Karkadym’s visa, which granted her emergency status for six months, was set to expire within weeks.
It was reported that their relationship ended after Garnett’s 30th birthday when Karkadym allegedly tried to stab a knife into the wall several times, resulting in the police being called.