Yonkers community, residents reflect on 2 years since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine

Tears flowed down the faces of many members of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers as they prayed for peace and reflected on two years since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Jade Nash

Feb 25, 2024, 4:06 PM

Updated 54 days ago

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Tears flowed down the faces of many members of St. Michael's Ukrainian Catholic Church in Yonkers as they prayed for peace and reflected on two years since the start of Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
"We're looking for some respite and some assistance, and so hopefully God will grant it," said parishioner Maria Kiciuk.
After the prayer service, children from the church put on show that reviewed Ukraine's history.
It was a way to connect with their culture as many parishioners said they still have strong ties to the country and empathize with what their people are going through.
"I'm a refugee," Kiciuk said. "We left Ukraine during World War II because of [the] Nazi[s] and because of [the] Russian invasion."
After church, many parishioners headed to the Gov. Mario M. Cuomo Bridge where they met with a group of supporters who walked across the span to stand in solidarity with the community.
"We can't forget that this war is going on," one walker said.


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