TALLINN - A demonstration in support of the people of Ukraine is to be held on Freedom Square in Tallinn at 3 p.m. on Saturday due to Ukraine having been forced to defend its independence and freedom from a Russian attack.
The demonstration is being organized by all Ukrainian organizations in Estonia as well as numerous Estonian civil society organizations. Estonian President Alar Karis is to give a speech at the event with musical performance to be given by Ruslan Trochynskyi and Estonia's representative at the 2022 Eurovision Stefan.
"An insidious and deceitful enemy has attacked the sovereignty of Ukraine. We, Estonian Ukrainians, believe that the Ukrainian people are able to defend their legal right to be masters in their own country as well as their freedom. We are very grateful for the comprehensive assistance Estonia has been providing to our historical homeland. We hope that with the efforts of the Ukrainian army, people and the international community we'll be able to fend off the enemy," chair of the Congress of Ukrainians in Estonia Vira Konok said.
"We steadfastly stand with Ukraine in one of the most difficult moments in its history. We must help however we can. We request that the Estonian government, the European Union and NATO use all options at its disposal to support the resilience of Ukraine, for the latter to be able to fend off Russia's attack, and help the victims," the Estonian civil society organizations organizing the event said.
Speeches will be given in addition to the Estonian head of state also by Konok, musician Ruslan Trochynskyi, chair of the Federation of Estonian Student Unions Marcus Ehasoo, chair of the board of the Estonian National Youth Council Triin Roos and others.
Trochynskyi and Stefan will give a short musical performance. The program of the event is being updated on an ongoing basis.
Participants are asked to bring the flags of Ukraine and Estonia.