On Tuesday, February 8th, 2022, members of Ukrainian American community of Long Island—Rev. Wasyl Hrynkiw, Oleh Dekajlo, Esq., and Volodymyr Tsyalkovsky, Ph.D.—have spoke to Newsday about the war in Ukraine, recent escalations, the threat of a Russian invasion, and the hope for peace. A story by Robert Brodsky, breaking news reporter of Newsday, can be accessed via this link.
In 2014, at the onset of the crisis, Long Island Ukrainians were “praying for an end to violence so families and friends back home can go on living without fear of having their independence stripped away.” It’s been really hard to believe that eight years later, the war still continues, with additional escalations. An article by Rashed Mian published in the Long Island Press in 2014 can be found here.
Glory to Ukraine. Glory to her heroes.