“We bow our heads to the heroes who lost their lives for the sake of their country, to prevent the war from coming into the house of each of us”, - said the Prime-Minister of Ukraine Arseniy Yatsenyuk while expressing condolences to the families and friends of those military men killed last night near Luhansk.
“They lost their lives because they defended men and women, children and the elderly who found themselves in a situation facing a threat to be killed by invaders and sponsored by them inhumans. First, we will commemorate the heroes by wiping out those who killed them and then by cleaning our land from the evil”, - he said.
Arseniy Yatsenyuk reassured that the Government of Ukraine will take care of the families and loved ones of those killed.
The Ukrainian community of Washington DC celebrated Independence Day of Ukraine at the Ukrainian Catholic Holy Trinity Church in Silver Spring, MD together with the Ukrainian diplomats including Ambassador's wife Liudmyla Mazuka, Ukrainian wounded warrior Oleksander Kosolapov, who underwent treatment and rehabilitation in Walter Reed National Medical Military Center, representatives of NGOs, Ukrainian diaspora and clergy.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly took part in the Ukrainian Fair "Together for Freedom". The fair was organized by Ukraine Relief to celebrate Ukraine’s 25th Independence Day in Sacramento, California and became the biggest Ukrainian festival in the West Coast attended by more than 13 thousand Ukrainian Americans.
Ukraine’s Ambassador thanked the Governor for his personal contribution to the development of Ukraine-U.S. cooperation and assistance to our country in the security sphere, in particular, California National Guard training for Ukrainian National Guard and Armed Forces.
Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S. Valeriy Chaly met with Deputy Adjunct General California Military Department Major General Matthew Beevers, where he thanked for support provided by California’s National Guard through its training program for the Ukrainian National Guard and Armed Forces. He emphasized that this assistance is highly important for strengthening Ukraine’s defense capacity.