Genoa, every day a prayer for the dead in Ukraine: “They killed even small children” – Primocanale.it
GENOA-A prayer every day for their loved ones who are still dead in Ukraine and which have continued to increase since yesterday. In the abbey of the church of Santo Stefano, right in the heart of Genoa, about 30 Ukrainian citizens gathered this afternoon to pray and ask for an end to the war that has been affecting their country for two days. Few, they explain to us, due to the transport strike.
They leave earlier today or they will be allowed to work to arrive at the church at 2.30pm, just in time for the tenure by the community priest and organizer six out of seven. Many women who meet in the small abbey to gain strength and pray together for their loved ones still at home, among the bombs.
The Genoese initiatives continue to say no to war. There were two demonstrations in the Ligurian capital on the evening of 24 February, the day on which, in the early hours of dawn, the Russian military forces launched the first attack on Ukraine. Colors of the rainbow of peace again in De Ferrari in the midst of the 500 people who gathered and the fountain of yellow and blue in solidarity with the country. There are many testimonies from the Ukrainian community of Genoa, such as Viktoria, who moved to the Ligurian capital only a few years ago: “We are here to say enough to war, to make people understand how we feel. I’m very scared, my children are still there, under the bombs”.
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Among those present today also Irina, who a few years ago left a small town in Ukraine with her daughter to come to Italy and now fears for the rest of her family: “Civilians have died, even very young children.
In two days all hell broke loose in the city, they bombed the bridges and the streets to prevent people from escaping and passing through. Still in Ukraine I have my mother, my son, my five month old niece and my daughter-in-law; this war is not a joke and it is not as Putin claims. “
Ruslana also came here to work but had to leave her daughter and granddaughter in Ukraine, where now they hide in a bunker to escape the bombings: “My daughter and my granddaughter got stuck, they found a bunker where they spent the night, they were very scared; now they managed to get away and go into the countryside a bit isolated together with a friend who is also the mother of a five-year-old girl. I can still call her and we talk, but I’m afraid “.