Events in the county Cavan dedicated to the anniversary of the beginning of the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine
February 24, 2023 will be one of the saddest anniversaries in the history of Ukraine. On this day in 2022, Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. But this war has been going on for the past 9 years.
The Kremlin orchestrates hostilities, violating all possible norms of international law. Genocide of Ukrainians is taking place in every occupied city and village – murders, torture & violence are taking place. Children, women and elderly people die every day. Millions are forced to seek safety abroad.
The brave Ukrainian military forces aren’t only defending themselves, their land and families, but the whole world at the cost of their lives. The Ukrainians are holding back an insane aggressor who threatens to turn the planet into nuclear waste.
The Association of Ukrainians in the Republic of Ireland (AURI) joins the initiative of the Ukrainian World Congress to remind the world, with the single voice of the world Ukrainian community, about the 365 days of the unprovoked brutal war that Russia unleashed against Ukraine, to strengthen global support from the governments of democratic countries, and to honor the memory of the victims of this war.
On February 24, 2023, the Ukrainian community in Cavan, with the support of the local authorities, will hold events dedicated to the anniversary of the full-scale war. We’re calling on all Ukrainians who have been sheltered by Ireland to take an active part in all the events! Invite your Irish friends. We must thank them for their support on this day and remind the whole world that the war, unfortunately, is going on.
ANNOUNCEMENT OF EVENTS
· February 24, 2023. Cavan
4:00 pm. Prayer in memory of those killed in Ukraine
The Cathedral of Saint Patrick and Saint Felim – Cavan
The service will be led by Ukrainian priest, Father Vasily, from the Ukrainian Church.
4:30–6.00 pm. Presentation of a photo exhibition and an exhibition of children’s drawings in theJohnston Central Library
Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan
Choir performance and amateur performances.
6:00 pm. The meeting “Unite with Ukraine” and Flash mob “Thanks to Ireland”
The square near Cavan Courthouse, Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan
We will hold a peaceful meeting to thank Ireland from the bottom of our hearts for supporting the Ukrainians and to express our respect. Representatives of the local authorities are invited to the meeting. As a sign of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, the Courthouse will be illuminated in blue and yellow.
· February 24 – March 3, 2023. Cavan
Exhibition “365 Days of Unbreakable”
Johnston Central Library, Farnham Centre, Farnham St, Abbeyland, Cavan
· February 27, 2023. Cavan
8:00 pm. Screening of Ukrainian Film ‘Carol of the Bells’
Town Hall St Abbeyland
Tickets can be purchased at the Palyanytsya hub in Сavan. Admission is 10 euros. Proceeds received from ticket sales will be used by AURI to purchase generators and help with other humanitarian needs of Ukraine.
We call on all Ukrainians living in County Cavan and who will not be able to come to the main event, to hold solidarity events in their towns.
If you have any suggestions, a desire to join the team of volunteers and coordinators of the AURI event, as well as other organizational issues, please contact Olga, tel. +380506916107, (WhatsApp, Viber).
We will unite here in Ireland to do everything possible to bring victory closer!
The year ahead is critical. The fate of not only the Ukrainian people, but the entire civilized world depends on us.
Let’s Unite with Ukraine for our and your VICTORY!
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