On February 28th, Legislator Fleming attended a rally led by Father Bohdan Hedz of St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Church to stand with the people of Ukraine. In attendance was Legislator Al Krupski, Deputy County Executive John Kaiman, and Riverhead Town Supervisor Yvette Aguiar. The Ukrainian community came together to call for an end to the senseless war waged by Russian leaders and military on Ukraine that began on February 23rd. Suffolk County is home to many Ukrainian and Eastern European immigrants who are standing united against the unwarranted violence unleashed by the Putin regime that threatens the security and stability of Ukraine and our European allies. Leg. Fleming stated “the Ukrainian leadership and the Ukrainian people must have the full support of allies across the globe: we must remain united in our resolve and decisive in our action—condemning Russia’s unwarranted aggression, imposing effective sanctions and providing necessary military aid.”
Leg. Fleming also signed on to a letter issued by Legislator Krupski stating the following: “We stand with our allies and friends in the region who are doing everything possible to protect the Ukrainian people and their right to self-determination, many of whom are friends and relatives of residents here in Suffolk County. The Suffolk County Legislature also believe it is an imperative to deescalate the prospect of violence and war in the region for the safety and security of Ukraine and the rest of the global community.”
Image L-R: Father Bohdan Hedz, Dep. County Executive John Kaiman, Legislator Bridget Fleming, Riverhead Town Supervisor, and Suffolk County Legislator Al Krupski.