DETROIT, February 23 - (11:15 PM EST) -
Mykola Murskyj, Chair of the Ukrainian-American Crisis Response Committee of Michigan, issued the following statement in response to reports of explosions in Ukrainian cities:
Ukrainian-Americans watch in horror as their ancestral homeland is being invaded by the Kremlin’s forces. There’s only one aggressor in this — Russia. We’re incredibly disturbed, saddened, and angered by the senseless violence. Innocent people are losing their homes and their lives.
At the United Nations Security Council tonight, country after country has pleaded with President Putin to choose peace at the very same moment that ballistic missiles are exploding in Ukrainian cities. Russian leaders — desperate to destroy Ukraine’s democracy — have chosen war over diplomacy.
We urge our fellow Americans to pray for the resolution of this senseless violence and for the safety of the Ukrainian people. Slava Ukraini!
God bless the United States and Ukraine.