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Anger of the jilted mother whose partner ran off with the Ukrainian refugee they let live with them 

An abandoned mother of three whose partner ran off with a Ukrainian refugee shared her anger after letting the woman into her home.

Lorna Garnett says she was left heartbroken after her partner of ten years decided to leave her for Sofiia Karkadym just ten days after she moved into her hours after fleeing war-torn Ukraine.

Tony Garnett, 29, a security guard who lives in Bradford, West Yorkshire, said he has fallen in love with the 22-year-old and wants to spend the rest of his life with her.

Sofia, who fled the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, said she “liked” Tony as soon as she saw him and the couple is having their own “love story”.

But talking to him sun on sundayLorna said she believes Sofia “set her sights on Anthony early on, decided she wanted him and took him.”

She added: ‘She didn’t care about the devastation that was left behind. Everything she knew has been turned upside down in the space of two weeks.

Abandoned mother Lorna Garnett, whose partner Tony ran off with a Ukrainian refugee, shared her anger after letting the woman into her home.  In the photo: Tony and Lorna before the separation.

Abandoned mother Lorna Garnett, whose partner Tony ran off with a Ukrainian refugee, shared her anger after letting the woman into her home. In the photo: Tony and Lorna before the separation.

Sofiia Karkadym (pictured) arrived in the UK in early May after fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Sofiia Karkadym (pictured) arrived in the UK in early May after fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Lorna told the paper she had reservations about the scheme but felt it was the right thing to do after seeing the “scary” situation in Ukraine on the news.

She said: ‘I decided it was the right thing to do to put a roof over someone’s head and help them when they desperately needed it.

‘And this is how Sofia has paid me to give her a home.’

The family had taken Sofia in in an effort to do her part to help Ukrainians flee the Russian invasion, with Tony saying Sun he ‘wanted to do the right thing’ and that she was the first person to be contacted on a Facebook page where she offered to house a refugee under the government scheme.

Sofia, who works as an IT manager, flew to Manchester on May 4 after waiting weeks in Berlin for her UK visa to be approved.

Tony said he and Sofia quickly developed a connection, and while their six-year-old and three-year-old daughters liked it too, their partner of 10 years didn’t.

Just 10 days after moving in with the Garnett family, Sofiia (pictured) and her lover Tony moved in

Just 10 days after moving in with the Garnett family, Sofiia (pictured) and her lover Tony moved in

Sofiia, who is an IT manager, fled the city of Lviv, in western Ukraine, to escape the war.  In the photo: refugees waiting to board a train at the main railway station in the city of Lviv in February

Sofiia, who is an IT manager, fled the city of Lviv, in western Ukraine, to escape the war. In the photo: refugees waiting to board a train at the main railway station in the city of Lviv in February

Tony, who speaks Slovak, was talking to his future lover while she was speaking Ukrainian, since the two languages ​​are mutually intelligible.

However, this left Lorna not understanding what they were talking about.

“We got along really well, but at the time it was just that, although I can see why Lorna started to feel jealous and resentful towards her,” Tony said.

As the days went by, Sofia joined Tony at the gym and they talked in his car, while at home they grew physically closer.

“At home I realized that we were looking for excuses to touch and rub against each other, it was very flirty, but at that stage nothing more than that happened,” he said.

“Although it was quite innocent, it was causing arguments. I can understand that. When she arrived at night, Sofia was the one who had prepared a meal for me to try.

Sophia said that

Sofia said that she “liked” Tony as soon as she saw him and that they are living their own “love story”.

The IT manager (pictured) has moved in with Tony and his parents as they look for their own place

The IT manager (pictured) has moved in with Tony and his parents as they look for their own place

As the pair grew closer and closer, Lorna got “very jealous,” says Tony, and began to wonder why Sofia was following him around all the time.

“The atmosphere was getting very bad and Sofia told me that she didn’t know if she could continue living with us in these circumstances,” he said.

“Lorna was never that excited about having a refugee in our house because it meant the girls had to move into one room.”

Things came to a head after an explosive fight between the women left Sofia crying and saying that she no longer felt like she couldn’t live in the same house as Lorna anymore.

Tony said ‘something clicked inside me’ and told Lorna ‘if she goes, I go’.

The couple then packed up and moved in with Tony’s mom and dad, though they’re looking at properties to move into.

After their 10-year relationship ended in just 10 days, Tony says he feels bad and it’s not Lorna’s fault.

“I am so sorry for what Lorna is going through, this was not her fault and it was not because of anything she did wrong.

“We never set out to do this, it wasn’t planned and we didn’t mean to hurt anyone.”

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