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Local residents asked to 'stand with Ukraine' at anniversary event

Ukrainian National Federation of Canada event happening Feb. 24 outside Barrie City Hall
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The Ukrainian National Federation of Canada's Barrie & Simcoe County Branch will mark the second anniversary of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine on Saturday, Feb. 24.

The Ukrainian Canadian community in Barrie says it invites all citizens to join them to "stand with Ukraine" at the event at outside Barrie City Hall, located downtown at 70 Collier St.

“The unprovoked and ferocious war that Russia has unleashed upon Ukraine is an evil unseen in Europe since World War II,” Alexandra Chyczij, national president of the UCC, said in a news release.

“The resources of the free world must be marshalled in the defence of Ukraine’s liberty," Chyczij added. "If (Russian President Vladimir) Putin succeeds with his assault on Ukraine, the light of freedom in Europe may be extinguished for a generation.”

The event at Barrie City Hall runs from 4-5 p.m.