Dozens gather in Oakland in support of Ukraine

PITTSBURGH — Once again, people across the region gathered in support of Ukraine.

“It’s really hard because my dad just joined the [Ukrainian] Army, so it’s hard for me, because I have to think about that every day, every night,” said Volodymyr Sagaydak.

Sagaydak says the only time he speaks with his father, who is currently fighting for Ukraine, is when he texts his mom to let her know he’s alive.

“My dad said don’t call me because they don’t want to show where they’re at, so when he calls he’ll text or call my mom and tell her he’s okay, and we’re just waiting for his call and text,” Sagaydak told Channel 11.

Many of the people who came to Oakland to show their support know someone who is fighting for Ukrainian freedom.

Until that freedom is secured, people like Sagaydak will stay in America, and show their support in every way possible.

Organizers for the rally say they’re going to continue holding rallies of support here in the United States, so they can provide messages of hope to those in Ukraine.

Kayla Courvell

Kayla Courvell

I was born and raised in a small town just north of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and decided as a child I was going to be a news reporter.

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