Dublin turns blue and yellow as Ukrainians celebrate Independence Day

Thousands of Ukrainians celebrated their National Independence Day in Ireland.

One of Dublin’s most central streets was awash in the blue and yellow of the Ukrainian flag yesterday as the country marked 31 years of independence from the Moscow-controlled former Soviet Union.

Both longtime residents of Ireland and those who have recently arrived as refugees from the Russian invasion gathered on the date, which also marked the six-month anniversary of the ongoing war.

Departing from the GPO on O’Connell Street, protesters marched across the city to the Embassy of Ukraine in Ballsbridge, carrying banners that read “Rise up Ukraine”, waving Ukrainian flags and holding blue and yellow balloons.

There were also chants like “Thank you Ireland”.

It was previously announced that people in Ireland have raised €5 million on GoFundMe since the outbreak of war to help the people of Ukraine.

Vital medical supplies such as ambulances and ventilators have also been shipped abroad thanks to the help of Ukrainian doctors working in Ireland.

The online crowdfunding platform also said thousands of euros have been raised to help refugees settle in Ireland.

Figures released last week by the Central Statistics Office show that a total of 47,962 people have sought refuge in Ireland from Ukraine since the outbreak of war.

Irish Jennifer Drum started GoFundMe to help a Ukrainian father, his wife and three children get to Ireland.

Yaroslav (Yaro) Sydoryshyn had previously lived with Irish families as a young boy after the Chernobyl disaster.

Mr Sydoryshyn returned to live again in Co Meath and was able to seek safety, find a job and settle down with his family in Ireland.

Ms Drum told GoFundMe: “They’re still with us and doing great.

“We could use the money to get them flights to Dublin and then help them settle in.

“We were able to buy the children school uniforms, a washing machine, a refrigerator.

“Yaro has a full-time job and they’ve settled in great. We wanted to be able to give them their own independence. It’s great that they could stay here.”

A separate fundraising initiative to support Ukrainian people with disabilities also raised more than €477,000.

A group of Ukrainian doctors working in the Irish health service also raised more than €780,000.

Hundreds of Ukrainians in Ireland celebrated Independence Day through a series of events across the country.

Meanwhile, Ireland’s Ambassador to Ukraine Therese Healey said the embassy’s reopening in recent days was “significant”.

Secretary of State Simon Coveney confirmed earlier this week that the embassy in Kyiv has reopened and is operating on a limited basis.

https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/dublin-turns-blue-and-yellow-as-ukrainians-mark-independence-day-41935537.html Dublin turns blue and yellow as Ukrainians celebrate Independence Day

Fry Electronics Team

Fry Electronics.com is an automatic aggregator of the all world’s media. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials, please contact us by email – admin@fry-electronics.com. The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Related Articles

Back to top button