Daniel Zelinsky, the Archbishop of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church in the USA, spoke at a peaceful rally in Washington, D.C., on Sunday, promoting the idea of a no-fly zone over Ukraine to prevent Russian bombs and missiles from killing civilians.
Thousands gathered for the rally, including clergy and seminary students.
“NO-FLY ZONE OVER UKRAINE! Honored to join thousands of Ukrainian-Americans in front of the White House in support of Ukraine!” Archbishop Daniel wrote on Facebook.
The rally outside the White House was part of a series of demonstrations that have been going on for the second week already. On Sunday, people came out with posters “Secure the no-fly zone!”, “Stop the war in Ukraine!”, “Close our skies!”, and “Support Ukraine!” White House security guards even gave protesters access to the nearby perimeter, from Lafayette Square, which had been closed since Trump’s presidency.
As reported, Russian President Vladimir Putin on February 24 launched a large-scale invasion of Ukraine. The Russian occupiers have been shelling and destroying infrastructure, massively hitting residential areas of Ukrainian cities and villages using artillery, multiple rocket launchers, and ballistic missiles, as well as employing warplanes.
Martial law was imposed in Ukraine and general mobilization was announced.