On March 29th 2022, Ukraine’s Pavilion at the World Expo 2020 in Dubai hosted an event aimed at rallying support for Ukraine – “Stand with Ukraine”. The participants included: Oleksandr Homyak, the Consul of Ukraine in Dubai; Giuseppe Finocchiaro, the Consul General of Italy in Dubai; Ivan Sydorenko, the Director of Ukraine’s Pavilion at the Expo 2020; members of the Ukrainian community in the UAE, as well as nationals of other counties – the visitors of Ukraine’s Pavilion at the Expo 2020. The Consul of Ukraine informed the participants of measures being taken to provide support and security for Ukrainian nationals in the UAE, of humanitarian aid transferred from Dubai to Ukraine and urged to unite and continue to fight back against the aggressor. The Consul General of Italy made a speech in support of sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
The participants sang the National Anthem of Ukraine at the event. Other highlights included the performance of Ukrainian band “Chervona Kalyna” (Dubai) and declamation of poems penned by renowned Ukrainian poets.
Visited in six months by almost one million guests from all around the world, Ukraine’ Pavilion is now focused on keeping international community informed of Russian military aggression against Ukraine and its devastating consequences.