Journey from Ukraine to Syracuse

WTB is grateful to Katya Bratslavsky and sisters Lisa and Katya Rohova for sharing their experiences related to the war in Ukraine at our September 18 program on the theme “One Family’s Journey from Ukraine to Syracuse.”

When Russia invaded his naIve Ukraine, Katya’s husband, Dr. Gennady Bratslavsky, a local urologist, vowed to find ways to meet the medical needs in Ukraine. Katya, a local arIst, has been raising money for these efforts through the sale of her art work and jewelry. Dr. Bratslavsky traveled to Poland and Kyiv during the war to deliver supplies and purchase four ambulances. 

Katya and Gennady were able to bring two daughters of a close Ukrainian friend to live in their home while Ukraine is at war. The girls shared their experiences beginning with the attack on Kyiv on Feb 24, 2022 through their escape by car to Slovakia, and their subsequent journey to Syracuse.

Several attendees have asked about how they can help. The website for Katya’s art is; funds from all purchases go to Ukraine. The website for Dr. Bratslavsky’s nonprofit efforts is