Doncaster candelit vigil for Ukraine to mark second anniversary of Russian invasion

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A candlelit vigil to mark the second anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is to be held in Doncaster.

February 24 is the second anniversary of the brutal invasion which has seen thousands of civilians and military personnel killed and millions more forced to flee.

And Doncaster will remember those lost in Sir Nigel Gresley Square from 6.30pm to 7.30pm with all welcome.

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It is expected that Mayor Ros Jones and other senior council members will be in attendance, and possibly saying a few words.

A candelit vigil will take place for Ukraine on the second annivesary of the invasion by Russia.A candelit vigil will take place for Ukraine on the second annivesary of the invasion by Russia.
A candelit vigil will take place for Ukraine on the second annivesary of the invasion by Russia.

Paul Iwanyckyj, chairman of Doncaster Ukrainian Club, said: “It is terribly sad that we are about to enter the third year of this tragic conflict, but so important that we don't forget that Ukraine and its people need our support as much now as they did on day one.

"Anyone is welcome to join us for a short period of visible support and reflection, and many thanks to Doncaster City Council once again for making it possible."