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Norwalk holds vigil for Ukraine

(John Levin)

(Harold F. Cobin)

NORWALK, Conn. — Norwalk sent its prayers to Ukraine with a vigil Wednesday outside City Hall.

Participants sang “Prayer for Ukraine,” held a huge Ukrainian flag and chanted “Protect Ukrainian sky,” as Russian forces besiege the country on orders of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Video by Harold F. Cobin at end of story

“We’re here tonight to stand in unity with our brothers and sisters in the Ukraine, to denounce the actions of Russia and Putin,” Mayor Harry Rilling said. “There’s a horrible, horrible situation there that we can’t even imagine.”

(Harold F. Cobin)

Oleksandr Rasevych, a Norwalker who grew up in Russia. (John Levin)

(John Levin)

(John Levin)

 

 

(John Levin)

(John Levin)

(John Levin)

(John Levin)

(John Levin)

4 comments

Skip Hagerty March 3, 2022 at 6:54 am

Jim Himes will agree that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine is appalling. But apparently he is OK with the US continuing to buy roughly $60 million of oil from Russia each day. All these politicians voice their outrage over this invasion yet they are remiss in pointing out that our oil purchases are effectively financing Russia’s atrocities against Ukraine. Put down the posters for a few minutes and pick up the phone. Call Himes, Blumenthal and Murphy today. Ask them why the US is doing this. They don’t want to tell you the truth.

Piberman March 3, 2022 at 10:40 am

Vigils make the newspapers but to save Ukrainian lives to survive the Russian onslaught Ukrainians need humanitarian aid as their nations is destroyed. Send monies to the major charitable support groups that have people on the ground in the Ukraine. Early on Israel a small nation sent 100 tons of humanitarian aid. We can’t influence the actions of our leaders but we can make a difference by contributing to save Ukrainian lives.

Skip Hagerty March 3, 2022 at 1:02 pm

Oops. The US is buying more like $400 million of Russian oil PER DAY! Jim Himes, Dick Blumenthal, Chris Murphy…are you going to stop this?

Piberman March 3, 2022 at 5:40 pm

Here in CT home to world famous Electric Boat, Sikorsky and Pratt & Whitney our Congressmen have no problems with importing Russian crude oil while the streets of Ukraine’s cities flow with blood. CT Dems ought be embarrassed at such lack of concern for a Democracy being destroyed right before our eyes. We need CT Congressmen worthy of ours State.

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