anniversary of the russian full scale invasion of Ukraine

2nd anniversary of Russian war on Ukraine

Canterbury for Ukraine (C4U) and Ukrainian Society of Kent (UsoK) are running events on Saturday 24 February to commemorate the second anniversary of the start of the full-scale invasion of Ukraine by the Russian Federation.

As the current conflict continues, the commemoration takes on special importance as Ukraine continues to defy Russian aggression and affirm its commitment to peace and freedom.

Events include:

  • Information stand on Canterbury Highstreet (near the Beaney Library) from 12:00-16:30
  • Walk through Canterbury with displaced Ukrainians and supporters to remember and honour those affected by the war. Meeting place is the Beaney Library at 16:15 and will finish at 17:00 by the Marlowe Theatre.
  • Public talk ‘War on Ukraine: Unbreakable People’ at The Friends Meeting House at 17:15. The talk will feature distinguished speakers, including:
    • Yevhen Hlibovytsky, a public figure and director of Frontier Institute, a strategic think tank for Ukraine
    • Baroness Alison Suttie, a Member of the House of Lords since October 2013, the Patron of Canterbury for Ukraine
    • Maryna Poltavska, an officer of Canterbury City Council and a beneficiary of the Home for Ukraine scheme.

      The discussion will be moderated by Sir Julian Brazier, a former Member of Parliament for Canterbury. The panel discussion will be followed by the Q&A and light refreshments.

For further information see the Canterbury for Ukraine website.