Updates from Ukraine
Ukrainian warriors at the frontline in Avdiivka, Donetsk region, launched a giant Ukrainian flag into the sky in direction of the Russian-occupied Donetsk. That's how they are celebrating Ukraine's Independence Day.— Olga Tokariuk (@olgatokariuk) August 24, 2022
Video from journalist Andriy Tsaplienko https://t.co/kq4sYRltBm pic.twitter.com/W03kcFVBx1
Missiles sent from Belarus into Ukraine on Independence Day— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 24, 2022
Missiles launched from Russian bombers above Belarus hit critical infrastructure in Khmelnytskyi Oblast.
Earlier, 🇧🇾 dictator Lukashenka wished Ukrainians "tolerance" & "peaceful sky" https://t.co/T93ldsCMYZ
Boris Johnson receives Order of Freedom & nameplate on Alley of Courage— Euromaidan Press (@EuromaidanPress) August 25, 2022
On 🇺🇦Independence Day 🇺🇦President Volodymyr Zelenskyy awarded 🇬🇧PM with the Order of Freedom for important support of Ukraine in the fight against Russia
📷by https://t.co/RjTbR0UR2jhttps://t.co/ScQcFzCr2M pic.twitter.com/TA1dlMsKSx
Some spontaneous singing and dancing at the main square of Kyiv, #Ukraine. Burnt Russian tanks are such an inspiration for the people who have just survived the most horrible 6 months of their lives.— Victoria Amelina 🇺🇦 (@vamelina) August 21, 2022
Please stay with us through the winter. #UkraineWillWin pic.twitter.com/moYNnG6k9H
The history of Ukraine's independence is quite dramatic and inspiring. Ukrainian nation was fighting for centuries and continues to do so since Feb 24. Devotion, bravery, freedom. Our land – our independence. Brief historic update by @United24media: https://t.co/l66r5QYI6B. pic.twitter.com/W68zn4wvtB— Володимир Зеленський (@ZelenskyyUa) August 24, 2022
Terrorist Russia keeps killing Ukrainian civilians. At least 15 killed in a Russian missile strike on a train station in Chaplyne, Dnipropetrovsk region. As @ZelenskyyUa stressed at UNSC: terrorist Russia must be stopped now before it kills more people in Ukraine and beyond. pic.twitter.com/GSbMbrYEc2— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) August 24, 2022
VIDEO: 🇺🇦 Artistic 'Train to Victory' aims to boost morale in Ukraine— AFP News Agency (@AFP) August 24, 2022
The project in collaboration with Ukrainian artists aims to convey the message that Ukraine will reclaim its Russian-occupied territories, along with honouring rail workers taking part in civilian evacuations pic.twitter.com/F3r9SWUT2J
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskiy told a meeting of the United Nations Security Council that Russia has put the world ‘on the brink of radiation catastrophe,’ turning the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant into a ‘war zone’ https://t.co/n2nOlTLrjL pic.twitter.com/Gbnb5NxLRk— Reuters (@Reuters) August 24, 2022
Ukraine was “reborn” when Russia invaded six months ago, President Zelenskyy said, on a day that also marks the 31st anniversary of the nation's independence. https://t.co/sBJhabD1pU— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 24, 2022
In recent months, she's documented the stories of people in Bucha and Kyiv trying to rebuild their lives. She notes that whether or not this war constitutes genocide will take time, but documenting the crimes while evidence is still available is key.— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) August 24, 2022
🔗: https://t.co/gsHqf0guCR pic.twitter.com/5gTGmOSSCY
President Zelensky unveiling Boris Johnson’s plaque on Ukraine’s own Hollywood blvd: the Alley of Bravery.— James Waterhouse (@JamWaterhouse) August 24, 2022
The Prime Minister says households will have to “endure” the cost of living crisis in order to counter Russia’s “inevitable manipulation” of energy prices. pic.twitter.com/rCj5ZjeSXk
Our Director, Sir Jeremy Fleming, writes in @TheEconomist about the impact cyber has had in Putin's war and how we have been operating to support Ukraine, by addressing dis-information and safeguarding critical cyber infrastructure.— GCHQ (@GCHQ) August 24, 2022
Read it here ⬇️https://t.co/eNNykK4TRG pic.twitter.com/M5deMRsSNW
International Governments and Parliaments
Today, I congratulate the people of Ukraine on their Independence Day.— President Biden (@POTUS) August 24, 2022
The Ukrainian people have inspired the world with their courage and dedication to freedom. We are committed to continuing to support them as they defend their sovereignty and their democracy.
It has been six months since Russia launched its full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Learn more about Russia's attempts to use disinformation to legitimize its bloody war: https://t.co/v9xooaErne— Department of State (@StateDept) August 25, 2022
What happens in Ukraine matters to us all.— Boris Johnson (@BorisJohnson) August 24, 2022
That is why I am in Kyiv today.
That is why the UK will continue to stand with our Ukrainian friends.
I believe Ukraine can and will win this war. pic.twitter.com/FIovnqJGTS
Ukraine’s Independence Day is a reminder of what Ukraine is fighting for: to protect their homes, their families, their fellow citizens, their country – their independence. The United States will stand with Ukraine for as long as it takes.— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) August 24, 2022