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Christmas lights were turned off in the Netherlands as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine

Christmas lights were turned off in the Netherlands as a sign of solidarity with Ukraine

Christmas lights were switched off in numerous Dutch cities in solidarity with Ukrainians who are still without electricity and heating because of Russia’s bombardment of infrastructure facilities, Ukrinform’s own correspondent in The Hague reports.

“On the eve of the Christmas holidays, the Ukrainian community in the Netherlands assembled in the cities’ central squares for a combined action with the Dutch cities. On the evening of Dec. 23, 2022, the cities of Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Groningen, Utrecht, and The Hague turned down their Christmas tree lights in solidarity with Ukrainian families and all of Ukraine. Not every Ukrainian family will have a Christmas tree this year, and not every Ukrainian child will be able to witness the lovely lights on the Christmas trees. But today, every Ukrainian and the entire civilized world have united in pursuit of a single goal: our state’s right to independence,” Olga Korol, one of the action’s organizers, told Ukrinform in a comment.

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