Kateryna Yushchenko was born and raised in Chicago. Her parents were Ukrainian refugees, who had been through many storms. Kateryna worked in the Reagan State Department on issues of democracy and human rights and then in the White House. She moved to Ukraine and became First Lady of the country. Her husband, Viktor Yushchenko, was president from 2005 to 2010. He survived a poison attack a murder attempt by Kremlin agents. Mrs. Yushchenko has a lot to say, on important issues. Ukraine is once more in the crosshairs of a seething Vladimir Putin. The time is very tense.