One year since the war in Ukraine: ceremony at the Council of Europe in support of the Ukrainian people


On 24 February, the Council of Europe will hold a ceremony to mark one year of Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine, followed by an extraordinary meeting of the Committee of Ministers (to be broadcast live).

At 9 a.m., the Foreign Minister of Iceland and Chair of the Committee of Ministers, Thórdís Kolbrún Reykfjörd Gylfadóttir, the Secretary General, Marija Pejčinović Burić, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly, Tiny Kox, and the First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, Emine Dzhaparova, will address those gathered for the ceremony on the Council of Europe forecourt.

The national anthem of Ukraine and the European anthem will be performed by Iryna Duvarry.

At 9.45 a.m., a photo exhibition entitled “The year of resilience” will be officially opened in the Committee of Ministers Foyer (2nd floor).

At 10 a.m., an extraordinary meeting of the Ministers’ Deputies (ambassadors) will be held on the consequences of the Russian Federation’s aggression against Ukraine and broadcast live.

On 23 and 24 February, the Palais de l’Europe will be lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.


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