The nonprofit People for Ukraine, which supplies assist to Ukrainians who’ve been fleeing the nation for the reason that Russian invasion, hosted a Dec. 18 luncheon at Lomas Santa Fe Nation Membership.
“It’s so good to see the outpouring within the San Diego space for this and different tasks we’ve been concerned in,” mentioned Richard Rovsek, chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe nonprofit Spirit of Liberty Basis. “I feel Ukraine has captured the hearts of People.”
It’s closing in on one yr since Russia invaded Ukraine, which has resulted in tens of 1000’s of deaths and a refugee disaster.
American concern concerning the invasion of Ukraine has waned over the course of the yr, in keeping with a September ballot by the Pew Analysis Middle, however Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky addressed Congress on Dec. 21 to ask for the continued help of “all those that worth freedom and justice.”
“We defeated Russia within the battle for minds of the world,” Zelensky mentioned. “We’ve got no worry, nor ought to anybody on the planet.”
Krzysztof Szczesny, co-founder of People for Ukraine and govt director of the Modlinska Humanitarian Refugee Centre in Poland, attended the luncheon to debate the humanitarian challenges. Szczesny helped put refugees in everlasting properties everywhere in the world, together with the USA.
He mentioned the refugees want the remainder of the free world to proceed the “humanitarian miracle” of discovering housing and employment for the refugees.
In response to the Ministry of International Affairs of Ukraine, “The Kremlin has all the time been firmly satisfied that Russia won’t ever grow to be a world chief with out management over Ukraine, in the meantime a democratic and affluent Ukraine is a risk to the present authoritarian rule in Russia.”
Support to Ukraine was included within the $1.7 trillion invoice not too long ago accredited by Congress.
“I feel they’ve accomplished a unprecedented job, when you consider it,” Rovsek mentioned, “not solely withholding, however pushing the Russians again.”
Rovsek additionally introduced People for Ukraine with a replica of a portray of Zelensky titled “Defiant and Undefeated.”
“There’s one thing about it,” he added. “It’s a strong assertion, ‘Defiant and Undefeated.’”
Go to americans4ukraine.org for extra data.