“Simply looking to do no matter we will on a 24/7 foundation,” Stakhovsky mentioned, “as a result of in a different way you’re going to head loopy.”
He mentioned he nonetheless has circle of relatives who are living, and feature remained, in Kyiv, together with his grandmother, father and a brother.
As for the way lengthy he’s going to keep, Stakhovsky isn’t certain.
“I’m hoping now not lengthy,” he mentioned. “I’m hoping this will likely get resolved slightly rapid and brief.”
Later this month, his daughter turns 8 and one son turns 4; the opposite son is 6 1/2.
He didn’t inform them the place he used to be going — and why — prior to he left.
“They’re moderately younger and I simply don’t consider they might perceive the that means of battle. And I don’t consider they might perceive any of it. My spouse knew … however she by no means requested the direct query, and I by no means advised her immediately. So when … I advised her ‘I’m leaving,’ she began crying. So there used to be now not truly a dialog,” he recounted.
He mentioned speaking with the youngsters now isn’t any more uncomplicated.
“It’s tricky to name with children, as a result of each time they ask, ‘When are you coming?’ or ‘What are you doing?’ I’m simply, ‘I don’t know, truthfully.’ For me, it’s now not a proper resolution to be right here and it used to be now not the correct resolution to stick house. Any of this isn’t proper,” Stakhovsky mentioned. “However I’m right here as a result of I consider that the way forward for my nation — and the way forward for my children, and the way forward for Europe as we comprehend it — is beneath nice threat. And if there’s anything else I will be able to do to switch the result, I can attempt to do it.”