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Ukrainian war victims celebrated independence day in Kusadasi

Ukrainian war victims celebrated the 31st anniversary of their country, which declared independence from the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) in 1991, in Kusadasi. About 5000 Ukrainian war victims and war victims living in Kusadasi, who met through the zoom application in Yunus Emre Park, had emotional moments by singing their national anthem. Then, the victims of the war gathered in the old wedding hall to thank the Kusadasi Municipality and City Council, which supported them in this process, since 6 months have passed since Russia’s military operation against Ukraine.

“WITHOUT THE MUNICIPALITY OF KUŞADASI, WE CANNOT GET THIS ASSISTANCE”

Kuşadası City Council Foreigners Assembly Coordinator Olena Burgaç presented the stones painted and paintings made by war victims children to Kuşadası Deputy Mayor Seyfi Seyhan Suvari. Olena Burgaç said, “We, as Kuşadası Municipality, thank you for your support for the women and children who took refuge here during the war that started six months ago. We could not have collected this much aid without the Kuşadası Municipality.

Deputy Mayor Seyfi Seyhan Suvari drew attention to the importance of love and solidarity against the destruction caused by the war. Vice President Seyfi Seyhan Suvari said, “Everywhere there is war, serious destruction occurs. Unfortunately, we still face such wars in the century we live in, and it makes us very sad. As the people of Kuşadası, of course, we are always with you. As Kuşadası Municipality, we tried to support as much as we could and we will always continue to do so.”

The celebration event continued with dance performances by Ukrainian war victims at the Erkan Yücel Theater Stage of Kuşadası Municipality. After the dance performance, the movie ‘Tologa’, which is about people whose houses were destroyed in the war, rebuilding their lives together with their neighbors, was screened.

THE SYMBOL OF PEACE AND TOLERANCE HAND STATUE ILLUMINATED WITH NATIONAL COLORS

The activities, which started at 14:00 on the 31st anniversary of Ukraine’s independence, ended with the illumination of the Hand Statue, the symbol of peace and tolerance, in the Ismail Cem Friendship and Peace Square, with the colors of the national flag of Ukraine.

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