Events in Latvia to mark a year of Ukrainian heroism

February 24 marks exactly one year since Russia's unprovoked and illegal invasion of Ukraine.

Moscow's plan was a quick victory. It didn't work out that way. Ukraine has demonstrated that it is unwilling to live by Russian rules, preferring freedom, dignity and self-determination to domination, fear and disgrace.

As Ukraine continues to defend itself and defeat the invaders, a series of events are planned in Latvia to expresssolidarity and support for its heroic effort, and many of these will be available to watch live here on LSM. Of course, another option is to participate in person if you happen to be in Latvia, and large turnouts are expected at these events with Latvia having proven that it is among Ukraine's staunchest supporters.

February 24

09:00 A national moment of silence to mark one year since Russia's invasion.
10:00-11:00 Bez tevis nav uzvaras! (Without you there is no victory!) event in support of Ukraine at the Freedom Monument in central Rīga.
12:00-12:05 Ukrainian national anthem
21:00-23:05 Veltījums Ukrainai (Tribute to Ukraine) concert from Rīga Circus.

February 25   

12:00-17:00  Ukrainas brīvībai (For Ukraine's freedom) all-day concert is being staged in Rīga outside the Congress House – directly opposite the Russian Embassy – with dozens of artists showing solidarity with Ukraine as it marks a year of defending itself from Russian aggression.

You can watch livestreams of these events here on LSM. If you would like to make a donation to an approved Latvian-Ukrainian charity initiative, please see the selection of projects at the website here:

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