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Jurmala hosts Charity concert “Children of War”
06 July 2015 22:38

On July 6 the summer terrace of the Dzintari Concert Hall hosted the charity concert “Children of War”, which was aimed at raising funds for Ukrainian children, who lost their parents- defenders of their Motherland against the Russian aggression in the East of Ukraine.

The event was given the high patronage of Latvia Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece. Upon her invitation a delegation of Verkhovna Rada Deputy Chairperson Oksana Syroid, First Deputy Head of the VR Committee for Culture and Spirituality Iryna Podoliak, Head of Subcommittee of the VR Committee for European Integration Oksana Yurynets came to Latvia. The high event was attended by President-elect of Latvia Raimonds Vejonis, members of the Latvian Govt, members of the Latvian Saeima, First Vice President of the Estonian Riigikogu Helir-Valder Seeder, members of Lithuanian and Estonian parliaments, Latvian Ambassador to Ukraine Argita Daudze, diplomatic corps in Riga, the Ukrainian Diaspora and all those partial to the welfare of Ukrainian children.

The concert was kicked off with a speech of Saeima Speaker Inara Murniece, who stressed on inadmissibility of sufferings of peaceful people, especially children because of imperial ambitions of the Kremlin. “Ukrainian children of war is the reality. The imperial ambitions of the Kremlin towards Europe bring more and more victims. Those in charge will finally bear the responsibility. So far the military aggression is underway, the people of Latvia will keep on helping children of war, giving them at least a couple of weeks of light and childhood in Latvia”, Ms Speaker said.

Addressing the audience, Oksana Syroid thanked all those whose efforts made the concert possible and the support for the children, who suffered from the war, real. “It is symbolic that today’s charity concert “Children of war” is staged in Latvia, a reliable friend and partner of Ukraine, whose sincere support we constantly feel in this uneasy time”, Vice Speaker Syroid said.

Musicians from Latvia and Ukraine performed at the Rotary Club Ridzene initiated concert. The funds raised from the ticket sale and donations will be directed to organize vacations at the National Rehabilitation Center Vaivary to about 100 Ukrainian children.

The project was supported by the Jurmala City Council, LMT, LTV1 and Radio 1, as well as by numerous sponsors. 

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