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2024.02.28.
2 years

Dear Ottawa, we are thrilled to share that today marks the second-year anniversary since the creation of the Facebook Group Ottawa Supports Ukraine - OSUDemocracy, which has since evolved into a vital component of the not-for-profit organization OSUDemocracy Inc.

It all began with the shocking deployment of Russian aggressor's troops across the borders of Ukraine, a moment that reverberated around the world. Like millions of others, we were stunned by this sudden, unprovoked attack and invasion. The tragedies inflicted upon countless Ukrainian families left us overwhelmed with grief and anger.

Yet, amidst the darkness, we witnessed something truly awe-inspiring—the unwavering bravery and victorious spirit of the Ukrainian people. Despite being outnumbered and lacking in weaponry, they stood firm in defense of their homeland, refusing to cower in the face of aggression. Their courage became a beacon of hope for all of us. It ignited a fire within our hearts and propelled us into action.

We came together, all communities united in support for Ukraine standing together against injustice. Two years ago, as the Russian aggressor's troops crossed the borders of Ukraine, we were thrust into a new and horrifying reality—one that we struggled to accept as anything but a foggy dream or a nightmare. Yet, amidst the chaos and uncertainty, we found strength in our shared resolve to support democracy and stand against tyranny.

In those early days of invasion, there was a collective need for updated information, particularly in the region of the Canadian capital. It was out of this need that Ottawa Supports Ukraine - OSUDemocracy was born — a beacon of hope and a source of vital information for all communities who support Ukraine and who dare to fight Russian propaganda.

In the two years since the creation of OSUDemocracy, we have accomplished much. We have raised awareness, provided aid to Ukraine and newcomers, and advocated tirelessly for our democratic values.

But above all, we have borne witness to the incredible strength and resilience of the human spirit. As we commemorate this anniversary, let us honor the memory of those who have sacrificed so much in defense of freedom and democracy. Let us reaffirm our commitment to supporting the people of Ukraine in their quest for a better future. And let us draw inspiration from their courage as we continue our work towards a world where democracy and justice prevail.

Slava Ukraini!

Long Live Canada!

May Democracy Prevail!

The Group of OSUDemocracy supporters during a meeting