On 20 February the Embassy of Ukraine in Riga and the Riga Parish of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church held events in honor of the heroes of the Heavenly Hundred.
At first, the prayer for the victims was held at the church, then candles lit and flowers laid at the Taras Shevchenko Monument to honor the memory of those, who were killed on Maidan in 2014. Later on the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia hosted a meeting of Ukrainians and friends of Ukraine in Latvia, who were proposed to watch the film, produced by the Lithuanian Arattafilm company, dedicated to the Heavenly Hundred. Together with the film producer the guests discussed the film and exchanged their opinions about the matter.
20 February was also the day of the start of the Russian aggression in Ukraine and occupation of Crimea. With that regard Charge d’Affaires a.i. Alisa Podolyak reiterated the gratitude to Latvia for the strong non-recognition policy and support of the territorial integrity of Ukraine and called on Ukrainians and Latvians to unity and solidarity with the Ukrainians and Crimean Tatars, whose rights blatantly violated by the Russian occupation powers in Crimea. The Ukrainian diplomat urged to joint coordinated actions with a view of monitoring and reacting to aggressive information policies of Russia in Latvia.
The participants in the meeting held a flashmob “Crimea Is Ukraine”.