Standing with Ukraine

Days after Russian troops invaded Ukraine with the intent to topple its democratically elected government, Loudouners have joined in the worldwide displays of solidarity.

On Tuesday night, the Town of Hillsboro projected the country’s flag on the Old Stone School as Mayor Roger Vance led a candlelight vigil. The town plans another gathering outside the building tonight, March 2, at 8 p.m.

Meanwhile in the county boardroom, supervisors wore blue and yellow to show their support, and the Town of Leesburg lit the town parking garage in the colors of the Ukrainian flag.

On March 1, the Town of Hillsboro projected the country’s flag on the Old Stone School as Mayor Roger Vance led a candlelight vigil. [Renss Greene/Loudoun Now]

11 thoughts on “Standing with Ukraine

  • 2022-03-02 at 10:23 am
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    Wouldn’t it be great if the United States had an actual national energy policy?
    One where we didn’t increase our reliance on Russian oil throughout most of 2021 under Biden(D).

    I suppose meaningless gestures have their place, but we need actual leadership on this and a myriad of other critical issues facing this country.

    • 2022-03-03 at 12:41 pm
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      This just in:
      Sleepy Joe Biden’s Transportation Secretary just put forth a terrific idea today.
      The United States is open to importing oil from Iran.

      Iran.

      As if we need to send more dollars to our enemies. So that they can fund wars and terror.

      This (D) administration is not serious about what needs to be done to turn this country around. We deserve better leadership in Washington.

  • 2022-03-02 at 10:33 am
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    The West is weak and Putin knows it. Ukraine will be gone in a matter of days because the West refuses to provide the physical force needed to stop Putin. Russia will continue to advance, and the West will waive more sanctions at them.

  • 2022-03-02 at 12:12 pm
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    We have friends in Poland, Ukraine and Russia. We need to pray for peace and look for opportunities to support the hundreds of thousands of refugees. Our friends in Ukraine have left their home in the east and moved into western Ukraine. We have friends in Poland who rescued more than a dozen from Ukraine. Who knows the count for the dead and wounded. And who knows how long this insanity will go on. Putin is a fascist thug and has proved so over the years as he used force in Georgia and Ukraine to get what he wants.

    • 2022-03-03 at 12:31 pm
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      Everything J- says is true. The dude is a petty thug and the destruction, death, and uprooted lives he caused is beyond words. That said, it would be wise for everyone to stop demonizing everything Russian. The Russian people didn’t do this; their dictator did. There are no free elections in Russia — it’s all rigged. From banning Vodka to Russian cat breeds, para Olympians, music, artists, freedom of movement, vandalizing the Russia House restaurant in DC, (American owned), demanding jurisdiction drop their sister city status, to condemning their culture, is not going to help the Russian people or the Ukrainians.

      All it does is drive them into believing the dictator’s years long propaganda campaign, that they’re very existence is under attack. Desperate people do crazy things, and we’re making them desperate. I’m not talking about pinching some rich guys yacht, but the average Russian who woke up and found their money is worthless and the banks are closed.

      Everyone needs to take a breath and consider the ramifications and magnitude of the current situation. We’re not dealing with tribesmen who believe it’s the 7th century, rather, we’re dealing with a nation that possesses weapons of mass destruction. Our Loudoun would be smoked.

      The war mongering talking heads on TV, saber rattling clueless polticans, and the incoherent old man in the White House, all need to shut their doughnut holes, and carefully consider what they’re saying, as well as policy proposals. We need to reach out to the Russian people, not push them into the arms of their dictator. We should also use this time to review all of the failed decades long polices out of DC that helped create this mess. The stakes for you and yours, Loudoun, and the planet could not be higher.

      • 2022-03-03 at 5:43 pm
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        “We need to reach out to the Russian people, not push them into the arms of their dictator.” I am acquainted with several Russians and am seeing this happen. They have been blindsided by both Putin’s actions and the world’s response. But this effects the Russian psyche deeply. “The world is against us” has been a theme that Russia has hammered away at for decades and now Russians are really feeling that, which is fueling a nationalistic pride and driving them to Putin.

        The Loudoun Now community has had other brief online conversations about how Loudoun is the epicenter of internet traffic and a data center haven, both of which make us a high value target. If it goes nuclear, we are all dead.

  • 2022-03-02 at 12:23 pm
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    I hope all Loudouners will stand with Ukraine. That poor country has been beset upon by so many invaders over the years. It’s time to leave Ukraine alone! (It’s been said that many Ukrainians in America own homes — because they sorely lacked stability in the “Old Country.”) Here’s hoping Vladimir Putin will come to his senses sooner rather than later. Happy Women’s History Month Loudoun!

  • 2022-03-02 at 12:25 pm
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    Good to see. I’m hopeful that this means we’re finally turning away from the foolish head-in-the-sand mentality that propels the America First folks. Putin is a threat to democracy and world order and no amount of praise from useful idiots in our country is going to change that.

  • 2022-03-03 at 8:58 am
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    Unlike WW2 where a bomb had to be delivered to Hiroshima by plane there are thousands of nuclear inter-continental missiles by multiple countries. We should demand our war mongers who promoted the sale of military missile assets to be used in Ukraine aiming at Russia explain how this was a good idea or that it led to what is going on now? Let’s face it – the world is afraid of Russia using its missiles or else every country would at least restrict its air space to block all Russian flights. Maybe we should consider this as our federal experts negotiate with Iran yet don’t seem concerned about missile capability compared to climate rhetoric! 🙂

  • 2022-03-03 at 12:48 pm
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    Why is the U.S. Funding the war in Ukraine?

    We buy Russian Oil and we are sending Arms to Ukraine.

    Neither of the 2 Va U.S. Senators can explain it nor can Congresswoman Wexton.

    • 2022-03-03 at 5:20 pm
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      You should check in with Vice President Kamala Harris(D). She’s got it all figured out.
      Here’s what she said two days ago:
      “Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine so basically that’s wrong.”

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