The 24th anniversary of Ukrainian Independence
24 years ago, on 24 August 1991, the Supreme Council adopted the Act of the Declaration of Independence of Ukraine. The Ambassador of Ukraine to Poland, Andrij Deszczycia, and his compatriots celebrated the Independence of Ukraine at the Warsaw Philharmonic.
It was not an easy celebration. There are still ongoing events like Russia’s annexation of Crimea, armed conflict with pro-Russian rebels in Donbas, and the tragic situation of many citizens. Attendees commemorated the victims of these tragic events with a minute of silence.
Ukraine wants freedom, wants to exist normally, wants to work, to build, to live. There was a performance by the Gary Guthman Jazz Quartet and the Ukrainian Bozhyk Band, as well as an exhibit of Ukrainian avant-garde paintings and beautiful icons. Portraits of people from the Maidan served as a reminder that everything in our lives is very frail.
We remember. We will help.