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Ukrainian children in U.S. custody find unlikely sponsors as war rages back home
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Ukrainian children in U.S. custody find unlikely sponsors as war rages back home

It was not a reunion, but it looked like one. They had never met before in-person, but they hugged like close friends after a prolonged separation. One of them was an American citizen born in Ghana and the other was a Ukrainian teenager released from U.S. government custody. On April 29, Sharon Fletcher traveled to New York's LaGuardia Airport to pick up Yelyzaveta, a 17-year-old Ukrainian girl who had been living in a government shelter for unaccompanied minors in federal custody. Yelyzaveta said she teared up when she hugged Fletcher, who had agreed to sponsor her so she could be released from U.S. custody."I was crying," Yelyzaveta said, recalling their encounter at the airport's baggage claim area. "I was so happy." CBS News is not disclosing Yelyzaveta's surname because she is...