While headlines often fade as quickly as they appear, the ongoing struggle of Ukraine for freedom and sovereignty remains a vivid testament to resilience and unity.

Amidst this backdrop, Marta Barandiy, a leading advocate for Ukrainian victory and European integration, embarks on a poignant journey to Ukraine as a testament to the unbreakable spirit of the Ukrainian people and the solidarity that binds them with their European allies.

Accompanied by Belgian Member of Parliament Georges Dallemagne and journalists Pol Loncin (LN24), Valentin Dauchot (La Libre), this mission stands as a testament to the resilience and unyielding spirit of solidarity that defines the European response to aggression. This humanitarian-political mission, anchored in the shared principles of freedom, dignity, and sovereignty, underscores the pivotal role of civil society in bridging the divide between nations at war and the international community.

Bridging Solidarity — Humanitarian-Political Mission to Ukraine

A Mission of Solidarity

With the support of Promote Ukraine on 18 February 2024, two vehicles, including an ambulance fully equipped for the frontline, set off toward Ukraine, carrying not just medical supplies but a message of support. Marta and Georges aim not only to deliver this humanitarian aid but also to connect with Ukrainian leaders and defense forces to show the collective will to stand firm against aggression, highlighting the crucial role everyone plays in securing victory.

Bridging Solidarity — Humanitarian-Political Mission to Ukraine

From Brussels to Ukraine: A Journey of Support

Marta Barandiy’s journey to Ukraine, which commenced from Brussels on 19 February 2024, from Brussels, with a stop in Warsaw and Krakow before proceeding to Ukraine, aims to document and share insights through videos, providing a window into the trip’s experiences and the ongoing situation in Ukraine amidst war. This mission seeks to bring the realities of the war closer to the Belgian audience, reminding them of the ongoing conflict.

Georges Dallemagne, known for his extensive experience in healthcare, humanitarian efforts, and international politics, has been a vocal advocate for Ukraine, condemning Russian aggression and calling for comprehensive support from the EU and the international community. His participation emphasises the mission’s significance on the invasion’s second anniversary and the ongoing need for aid and support in Ukraine.

As Georges stated at the Brussels airport before departure, “This is a very important trip on the second anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. We are there to support our friends in Ukraine and to discuss with them what additional help is needed. We will meet several people in Odesa, Kyiv, and Minsk… There is still a very big lack of aid, military aid in Ukraine. We will keep in touch during this trip.”

Bridging Solidarity — Humanitarian-Political Mission to Ukraine

Dallemagne’s statement, emphasising the significance of the trip on the second anniversary of the Russian invasion, underlines the critical need for additional aid in Ukraine. This mission is not just about witnessing; it’s about engaging in meaningful dialogue to understand what more can be done and bring back vital information to influence governmental support and policy.

The Voice of Ukrainian Civil Society in Brussels

The significance of this journey extends beyond immediate aid delivery and highlights the critical nature of this moment. Their mission — to support Ukraine’s fight for freedom, assess additional assistance needs, and communicate these insights to the European community — demonstrates the importance of international solidarity.

The Role of Civil Society in International Solidarity

This mission exemplifies the vital role of civil society organisations like Promote Ukraine in bridging the gap between nations, rallying support, and advocating for those affected by conflict. Promote Ukraine continues to highlight the importance of cooperation, shared values, and actionable support for Ukraine within the European Union and beyond.

Bridging Solidarity — Humanitarian-Political Mission to Ukraine

The journey of Marta and Georges is a beacon of hope and a call to action. By following their experiences through medium posts, social media updates, especially Marta’s Instagram stories, and the Promote Ukraine website, the global community is invited to stay informed and engaged. This mission underscores the ongoing need for support and the power of collective action in the face of adversity.

In these challenging times, the efforts of individuals like Marta Barandiy and Georges Dallemagne remind us of the resilience of the human spirit and the profound impact of standing united in support of freedom, democracy, and peace.

Author: Max Stepanov

Sourse: https://medium.com/

 Promote Ukraine Team

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