The Ukrainian community will host a special event in Letterkenny tomorrow evening to mark the six-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of their country.
They have asked the Intercultural Platform to help them organise an appropriate independence day event in Letterkenny. They wanted to mark the date – 24th August – in such a way that they can acknowledge the war but come together as a community and also thank the Irish communities for the support and assistance shown over the last six months since war began.
The community wanted to mark the anniversary in a more solemn way than usual, because the date is also the sixth month anniversary of the Russian invasion and the start of the war.
The Ukrainian community asks Letterkenny people to join them in solidarity at 6pm on the Market Square on Main Street to hear some words from representatives of their community and to stand in solidarity with them.
After the vigil there will be refreshments, including Borscht – traditional Ukrainian beetroot soup – served in the hall of the Letterkenny Presbyterian Church on Main Street (near the Post Office).
Please come along and stand with our Ukrainian neighbours and bring your Ukrainian flag (if you have one) and your Irish and Donegal flags too.
Posted: 10:55 am August 23, 2022