Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central is inviting residents to join her at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 August, which is Independence Day for Ukraine. The Act of Declaration of Independence of Ukraine was adopted by the Supreme Soviet of the Ukrainian SSR on 24 August 1991, and Rachael is inviting the people of York to stand in solidarity with Ukraine outside the North entrance of York Minster to show their support and celebrate their country and their people.
With the crises in Ukraine edging towards 200 days since the invasion of their Country, it is important for our City to unite and show our support by letting the Ukrainian people know we stand with them. York has welcomed many families who have had to flee their country and their homes and the generous people of York and provided them with safety and hope for the future.
This is an important date in the Ukrainian calendar and I want people of the City to unite and celebrate this day with the Ukrainian people who we have welcomed to our city, a Human Rights City.
The event will be held at 5.30pm on Wednesday 24 August outside the North Entrance of York Minster by St Constantine’s statue where there will be guest speakers and live Ukrainian music.