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Service held to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Invasion of Ukraine


On Friday 24th February 2023 the Memorial was honored to host the Ukrainian Community for a wreath-laying ceremony to mark the 1st Anniversary of the Russian invasion. The three Scottish Service Chiefs were in attendance along with the Lord Provost of Edinburgh. Lord Parkinson of Whitley Bay represented the UK Government, Lord Offord of Garvel represented the Secretary of State for Scotland. Neil Gray MSP – Scottish Government Minister for Refugees also attended along with Councillor Cammy Day – City of Edinburgh Council Leader. All laid wreaths along with representatives of the Ukrainian Navy, Consulates of Ukraine, Poland, USA, Denmark and representatives of the AUGB Edinburgh.

Members of the Ukrainian Community attended along with Ukrainian service personnel. Marianna Melnyk and Darii Butenko wearing their national dress laid a wreath on behalf of the children of Ukraine



The moving service was led in English and Ukrainian by Reverend Dr Karen K Campbell of the Royal British Legion Scotland and Father Kren, Ukrainian Catholic Priest in Scotland

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