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Hundreds take over downtown Chicago streets in support of Ukraine

CHICAGO  Hundreds marched by way of downtown Chicago Sunday afternoon to indicate their support for the individuals of Ukraine. 

Native Ukrainians had been among the many many who descended upon Millennium Park. Rallygoers included Myroslava Moisa, who moved to Chicago from Lviv along with her husband 4 years in the past.

“You feel useless. We volunteer, we send money, we try to do everything we can,” Moisa mentioned.

But Moisa advised WGN News that nothing might cease the worry she feels for her mother and father and sister in hurt’s method. Among the youngest victims, Moisa mentioned she sees her 3-year-old son Matviy.

“It is war, it is war right now, and people are dying right now,” an emotional Moisa mentioned.

The mom admires the nation’s dedication to carry onto their freedom.             

“When you even talk to your friends and family in Ukraine, I start to cry and so on – they courageous,” Moisa mentioned. “Everything will be fine, Mira, don’t worry. We will stand. We will fight. They’re amazing people there.”

As Chicago’s Ukrainian-American group members rallied in that spirit, additionally they known as for extra defensive weapons to battle again in opposition to Russian President Vladimir Putin’s military.

“Now I understand you want more. We all want more. We want to see the defeat, once and for all, of Vladimir Putin,” Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL ninth District) mentioned.

The requires motion aren’t solely directed on the United States. The march additionally stopped on the consulates of China and Hungary, two nations criticized for his or her lack of support.

“It’s a genocide of Ukrainian people,” Ukraine native Amdrii Fegum mentioned. “We have to do as much as possible to stop it.”

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