On February 20, 2019, an evening dedicated to the 5th anniversary of the beginning of the Russian armed aggression against Ukraine and the Day of the Heavenly Hundred was held at the Ukrainian Cultural Center in the State of Israel.
Ambassador of Ukraine Hennadii Nadolenko spoke about the tragic events of the Revolution of Dignity when thousands of people came to Maidan Nezalezhnosti to defend the ideals of democracy, defend their rights and freedoms. He also spoke about Russian military aggression against Ukraine, which was launched on February 20, 2014 with the seizure of the Crimean peninsula.
Ambassador H.Nadolenko expressed gratitude to the friends of Ukraine in Israel, who in various ways were involved in the revolutionary events of the winter of 2013-2014 and who are extending their help now to the Ukrainian people in defense of freedoms and independence.
The audience honored with a minute of silence those heroes, who died while defending the democratic values and national interests of Ukraine during the Revolution of Dignity and for these 5 years since the beginning of the Russian aggression.
The famous singer Lyubov Berkova-Zhytomyrska performed the song "Black rill" about a Cossack who died while defending Ukraine.
The second part of the evening was dedicated to the life and work of the famous Ukrainian director, actor and playwright Les Kurbas. Solomon Okunin spoke about the highly educated and diverse Ukrainian figure whose artistic searches grew up on the ground of the Ukrainian Revolution of 1917-1921.