This past week has been full of sorrow, fear, and resolve as Washingtonians react to the horrors in Ukraine. Here are some of the things we have seen across the city:
Lincoln Memorial, February 20th
A few days before Russia invaded Ukraine, there was the Stand with Ukraine rally and the Vigil to Commemorate the Heavenly Hundred/Nebesna Sotnia (the Fallen Heroes of the 2013-14 Revolution of Dignity) at the Lincoln Memorial.
White House, February 24th
Protestors came to the White House shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine.
White House, February 26th
Protests continued each day outside the White House.
White House, February 27th
White House, March 2
Embassy of Ukraine
Outside the Embassy of Ukraine on M Street.
Embassy of Russia
Small groups of protestors are constantly on the sidewalk outside the Russian Embassy.
Lit in Blue and Yellow
Many buildings across D.C. are showing their support by being lit in blue and yellow.
The Holodomor Memorial, at 2 Massachusetts Avenue, commemorates the lives lost in the Ukrainian famine of 1932-1933, considered a genocide caused by the Soviet government.
Flags on Pennsylvania Avenue
The lampposts along Pennsylvania Avenue always display the American and D.C. flags, and for decades, the Federal and D.C. governments have coordinated to add a country flag when heads of state visit. This week, the Ukrainian flag has been added.
Wishing the best to everyone living in Ukraine and their loved ones, and special well wishes to Rimma, who is a frequent contributor to our community posts.