Friday 24 February 2023 the Danish Parliament marks the anniversary of the invasion of Ukraine with a service in Holmen’s Church. Furthermore, the iconic tower of Christiansborg will be lightened up in yellow and blue.
The service takes place in Holmen’s Church from 10-11 a.m. Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and the Crown Princess of Denmark will attend.
Speakers at the service:
- Speaker of the Danish Parliament Søren Gade
- Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen
- Provost Birgitte Kvist Poulsen
- Ambassador of Ukraine Mykhailo Vydoinyk
- Priest of the orthodox church of Ukraine, father Sergiy Berezhnoy
- Navy Chief of Chaplains Peter Thyssen
The Holmen’s Church choir will sing the state anthem of Ukraine along with the participants.
The service is transmitted live on the Danish Parliament’s website.
Video: Speaker of the Danish Parliament sends a message to the Ukrainian people
The iconic tower of Christiansborg Palace lights up in yellow and blue
To send the clear message that all political parties in the Danish Parliament support Ukraine’s struggle for freedom, the iconic tower of Christiansborg Palace, where the Danish Parliament has office, will be lit up in yellow and blue.
The Speaker of the Danish Parliament Søren Gade hopes that the message will reach a wide audience:
»The Danish Parliament has supported Ukraine since the beginning of the war, and we will continue to do so. Lighting up the tower is a symbol which shows Denmark and the rest of the world that the Danish Parliament is standing behind Ukraine in their fight against Russia. I hope that our common message of solidarity will resonate in Ukraine and the Kremlin.«
The tower will be lit up on Friday 24 February from 6-12 p.m. and again on Saturday 25 February from 6-12 p.m.
Photographer: Christoffer Regild