Pavlo Udovychenko and cat Murchik. See SWNS story SWCAcat. A cat has travelled over 2,500 miles across five countries to be reunited with his family after he was shot at in war-torn Ukraine. Frank Anderson, 56, and his Ukrainian wife Olha, 48, had planned to bring their six-year-old cat, Murchik, to their home in Peterborough from the family home in Irpin, Ukraine. The family were told that they were not allowed to bring Murchik – who had been living at Olha’s mother’s home until her death in August 2021 – home until February 1 of this year due post-Brexit regulations. With the family hoping they could finally be reunited; their hopes were dashed as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began three weeks later on February 24.