The Town of Bonnyvvile will be hoisting the Ukrainian flag at the town hall on Friday to show in solidarity with the people of the invaded country.
“To Town of Bonnyville will be raising the Ukrainian flag to show support for Ukraine and Ukrainian citizens in our region,” Mayor Elisa Brosseau said. “It is a small gesture but one that brings us together to pray for and support one another. It is a time to acknowledge the great suffering that is currently happening to our families and individuals.”
As of Wednesday, March 2, the Ukraine has not yet given an updated figure for military casualties but says at least 2,000 civilians have died.
Wednesday marked the second straight day of Russia’s heavy assaults on Kharkiv in the Ukraine. On Tuesday, a video showed a large explosion outside of a local government building located on the city’s Freedom Square.
Ukrainian UNIAN news agency also says that two Russian cruise missiles hit a hospital in the northern city of Chernihiv on Wednesday. Officials in Chernihiv are still working to determine the casualty toll there.
The flag raising in Bonnyville will take place on March 4, at 1:00 p.m. and will also show support for Ukrainian citizens who live in the Lakeland.