Marking 365 Days of War

March 2, 2023

Student group “02.24.2022” – in collaboration with Princeton Ukrainian Society – recently organized an event marking 365 days of the ongoing war in Ukraine on Friday, February 24, 2023 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at the Princeton University Chapel. The goal of the event was to unite the Princeton community in a moment of reflection and resilience. 

The event commenced with opening remarks from the group’s events organizer Lasha Shamugia ‘26, who outlined the program for the night. The Chapel Choir then opened the night with a performance of Roman Hurko’s “Tranquil Light,” which was followed by student stories from students with personal ties to Ukraine. Sofia Makovetska ‘26, Veronika Kitsul ‘26, Zhenia Khalabadzhakh ‘26, Lianne Chapin ‘26, Daryna Yuschenko ‘26, Sofiia Shapovalova ‘26, and Nadya Fishchenko ‘24 recalled their reactions from the day the full-scale invasion of Ukraine began and spoke about what a year of war has meant for them. The event concluded with two more choral pieces, including a performance of Mykola Leontovych’s “Legend” by the University Glee Club and the traditional Ukrainian folk song “Plyve Kacha Po Tysyni,” performed by Decem. 

“02.24.2022” remains grateful to the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures for their ongoing support. Please consider following the group on Instagram to stay tuned regarding future events.