March 3, 2014 Leave a comment
Yesterday my parents and I ventured to DuPont Circle in Washington, D.C., to join other Americans from Eastern Europe – including Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Georgians, Poles, Ukrainians, Russians – to protest Russia’s illegal invasion into Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula.
The protest was organized by Joint Baltic Americans National Committee (JBANC). Lithuanian Ambassador Žygimantas Pavilionis and Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Motsyk gave brief remarks at the event.
I’m pictured with some diplomats from the Lithuanian Embassy. [ Lithuania is my ancestral homeland, for those of you wondering.]
Amb. Motsyk of Ukraine gave brief remarks at the protest.
Amb. Pavilionis of Lithuania addressed the protest.
Pictured below is the Lithuanian National Flag alongside the Lithuanian State Flag with Vytis.
A sign cautioning against Russian “liberation” of Crimea/Ukraine is shown below.
I’ll have a column in Townhall.com later this week about the situation in Eastern Europe. As Americans, we should encourage means other than war to punish Russia for its behavior.