(ANSA) – BARI, 25 MAR – “It is something we did not expect, we hope for a miracle from St. Nicholas and I also came here to pray. Nobody in Ukraine wanted this war in which so many women and children are dying. brink of a humanitarian crisis and we ask for help and support from Europe “. This was stated by Novytska Mariia Volodymyrivna, regional coordinator for Public Relations of the Ukrainian Parliament for human rights, meeting today in Bari the deputy mayor Eugenio Di Sciascio and the municipal councilors for Welfare and Culture, Francesca Bottalico and Ines Pierucci.
To date, more than one hundred Ukrainian refugees have arrived in Bari, twenty of whom have asked the Municipality to welcome them. “This morning’s meeting was an opportunity to testify Bari’s solidarity with the Ukrainian people – said Di Sciascio -.
Since the beginning of the conflict, we have been committed to guaranteeing hospitality to refugees arriving in the city. Our hope is that a ceasefire can be reached as soon as possible and that the horrors of this absurd and bloody war give way to the work of international diplomacy “.
The municipal administration donated an ampoule containing the sacred manna of St. Nicholas and the book on the history of Bari to the delegate of the Kiev Parliament. The visit to Italy, as part of a mission organized by the States General of Women in collaboration with Future Food Institute, has foreseen two stages, in Bari and Milan. “Our goal – explained Novytska Mariia Volodymyrivna – is to meet the European and Italian institutions to build a bridge made of peace and a strong human alliance, writing a different future than the present present where the darkness of personal interests is destroying life and the hope”. (HANDLE).
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