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Firsthand Account from Ukraine, Town of West Hartford Holding Rally

Inga Viznytsia of Ukraine (right) spoke with John Lyons and Ronni Newton during a Facebook Live conversation on Wednesday. Screenshot

We-Ha.com hosted a Facebook Live discussion Wednesday with Inga Viznytsia, live from Ukraine.

By Ronni Newton

During a Facebook Live session Wednesday at noon (7 p.m. in Ukraine), Inga Viznystsia – an IT specialist – provided a firsthand account of how her life has been impacted by the war.

She was sleeping in her home in Kyiv when she learned of the first attacks by Russia, she said, and after a few days relocated with her new husband to the southeastern part of the country where both of their parents live. She shared accounts and images of some of the horror she’s seen, as well as stories of compassion and support.

The conversation can be viewed in its entirety via the video below.

The Town of West Hartford will hold a vigil Sunday to show their solidarity and support for the people of Ukraine.

The community will gather at 4 p.m. on the front steps of Town Hall. Guests will include West Hartford Mayor Shari Cantor, members of the West Hartford state delegation and Town Council, and several keynote speakers as well as West Hartford religious leaders. 

Ukrainian flags will be handed out to the first 250 people to arrive.  

“Let’s show Ukraine that West Hartford stands shoulder-to-shoulder with them,” organizers said.

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