“Russia’s latest attempt to erase Ukraine’s identity and independence has already failed”
U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Bridget Brink, has issued a video message regarding Defenders Day in Ukraine.
“We honor the brave men and women who have served in the defense of Ukraine’s freedom. This year, this holiday has a special symbolic meaning. Since February 24, virtually every citizen of your country has in some way become a defender of your land, your lives, your future,” Brink said in her statement.
“I also honor the memory of those defenders who gave the ultimate sacrifice. Those who gave their lives not only for their neighbors but also for the dream of a free Ukraine that has driven generations of Ukrainians. Russia’s latest attempt to erase Ukraine’s identity and independence has already failed,” she added.