Ukrainian Eurovision stars Mariya Yaremchuck, Ruslana, Zlata Ognevich, and Anastasiya Prikhodko are using their star power for good. The four singers have joined with other Ukrainian stars to tour eastern Ukraine as part of the “Bring Peace” initiative. It sees them performing in military bases and hospitals, including those in areas formerly under the control of pro-Russian rebels.
Mariya Yaremchuk, the “Tick Tock” singer who has uploaded several pictures of herself with soldiers to Instagram, says the initiative is their small way of thanking the troops and their families.
We could hardly imagine what these young guys are going through in order to protect Ukrainian people in east of the country. Some of our brave men literally gave their lives to bring back peace in Ukraine. This tour is our way to show soldiers and those civilians, who suffered from terrorists’ attacks, our support.
The artists have already visisted eight cities. In a message sent to wiwibloggs, Ruslana said that the latest concert in a military hospital in Dnipropetrovsk was particularly moving, as several injured soldiers had to watch from their hospital beds.
These concerts might give them hope and strength to recover both physically and mentally. The tour is also important for civilians who suffered the terrorists’ occupation for months and only now can live in peace. We are heading to more cities further east to show our soldiers and people that they are not alone and we are united.
The tour is inching closer to the Russian border and will soon reach Lugansk oblast, which is currently controled by pro-Russian separatists.
They also visited several liberated cities and gave concerts for regular people. I am from Lugansk region but my city isn’t under LNR control, there was concert in nearby city, Severodonetsk. I couldn’t attend it just because i got info about it too late. I know that Nastya Prihodko has given concert there at the main square. As for other ukr. stars, i don’t know. “Opoltchensy” = militia. Yes, russian media is manupulating terms because you can google what “militia” actually is, and this word doesn’t have any realtion to armed groups occupied part of Ukraine with help of our… Read more »
I love Mariya Yaremchuk, she seems like she loves her country so much. I remember watching her being interviewed by one of the medias, she said that she did Eurovision for 46 million Ukrainians. And looking at her instagram account, it appears that Ukrainians love her as well. God bless Mariya Yaremchuk.
@D, Western media never tells lies? Never spread propaganda?
Willy Lee Adams, how about Ani Lorak? http://rt.com/news/177732-singer-blacklist-lorak-odessa/
I hope you know that the reason Russia calls them that (I believe you mean “militants”) is because they’re spreading propaganda throughout their country. Nearly every other country calls them “terrorists”, which they are.
@Jericho Ukraine call them “Terrorists”. Russia call them “opolchentsy” (I don’t know proper translation into English). There’s a difference.
@archeops: i am glad to see this covered. i am for peace. i am for zlata and mariya and ruslana and anastasia singing in ukraine. you are clearly siding with the terrorists.
Another anti-Russian article by William Lee Adams…