🇺🇦🇪🇺 Ukrainian Civil Society Hub opened at the European Parliament.
On 17 March, the inauguration of the Ukrainian Civil Society Hub took place at the premises at the European Parliament “Station Europe” on Luxembourg Square in #Brussels.
📍 Ukrainian Civil Society Hub will highlight Ukraine’s fight against Russian aggression and coordinate civil society initiatives aimed at supporting Ukraine.
President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, Ukrainian civil society coordinator and spouse of the Head of Mission of Ukraine to the EU Natalia Melnyk, Head of the Mission of #Ukraine to the #EU Vsevolod Chentsov and Chairwoman of NGO Promote Ukraine Marta Barandiy opened the inauguration ceremony.
🕯All the participants joined the appeal of President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelenskyy on a daily national every day minute of silence in Ukraine and honoured all Ukrainians who perished due to the Russia’s large-scale war against Ukraine.
📍Natalia Melnyk expressed sincere gratitude to the European Parliament, its President Roberta Metsola personally and MEPs for unprecedented support to Ukraine that goes beyond traditional parliamentary activities.
💬 “Today, we stand against darkness and tyranny with freedom and dignity in our hearts. We fight to protect our homeland and European values,” stated Natalia Melnyk.
🗝 President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola handed over a symbolic key to the premises of the Ukrainian Civil Society Hub, stressing that it will serve as a home away from home for Ukrainian civil society to provide a space for coordination, information and support.