“We must draw attention to Ukraine continuously”: UWC President on record-breaking February 24 campaign

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February 27,2024 372
“We must draw attention to Ukraine continuously”: UWC President on record-breaking February 24 campaign

The UWC’s global advocacy campaign StandWithUkraine has set a record on the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, marking a decade of war. In a national 24/7 newscast interview, UWC President Paul Grod announced that the campaign witnessed over 1000 events across more than 750 cities globally, spanning every continent and involving nearly 70 countries.

“The atmosphere is combative. Ukrainians worldwide understand that the situation in Ukraine is very challenging, with insufficient military support. That’s why Ukrainian communities called for this. The magnitude of the events demonstrates the strength of the global Ukrainian community and how we can come together to support the Ukrainian people,” said Paul Grod.

The UWC President stated that Russian propaganda impacts politics even in nations such as the United States, emphasizing the critical need to counteract the Kremlin’s misleading narratives.

“Russia spreads messages that the world has abandoned Ukraine, is not ready to help, it is costly, Ukraine cannot win, and negotiations are needed. We must tell the truth and counteract this propaganda. To say no, support is not diminishing; on the contrary, today more and more countries provide additional aid packages, impose new sanctions. 750 cities participated in mass events. Ukraine can win because it has withstood the invasion of the second-largest army in the world, and few countries in the world could endure such,” Grod emphasized.

The global Ukrainian community must continuously draw attention to Ukraine, underscores the UWC President.

“Many media outlets covered the events. In every city where a rally took place, there were media, showcasing and describing them in newspapers. It is crucial for us to constantly repeat and tell the world the truth about what is happening in Ukraine. People forget, they watch other news. Therefore, our duty is to draw attention to Ukraine continuously,” Grod concluded.

Earlier, Pavlo Sadokha, UWC Vice-President and President of the Union of Ukrainians in Portugal, also reported significant media coverage of pro-Ukrainian rallies. “News about the actions of Ukrainians with clear demands for what is needed for Ukrainian victory, as the only option for ending the war, has been featured in all Portuguese media,” said Sadokha.

German newspapers also wrote about Ukrainian rallies.

As well as New Zealand media.

Oles Horodetskyy, the president of the Christian Association of Ukrainians and Ukrainian community leader in Rome, participated in a talk show on a leading local media. Stefan Romaniw, the UWC First Vice President and Co-Chair of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations (AFUO), also gave interviews to leading media outlets.

Screenshot: Yedyni Novyny

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