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Amsterdam residents gather to show support for Ukraine

Mary Conrad of Amsterdam cries during the singing of the Ukrainian national anthem at a rally to support Ukraine at Amsterdam City Hall on Friday.
Photographer: Patrick Dodson
Mary Conrad of Amsterdam cries during the singing of the Ukrainian national anthem at a rally to support Ukraine at Amsterdam City Hall on Friday.
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Justin Rymaruk distilled decades of murky Ukrainian-Russian tensions and the recent military takeover of the Crimean peninsula into one simple adage. “You don’t feed the bear,” he said. “You just don’t do it.” Rymaruk held a big blue-and-yellow Ukrainian flag in Amsterdam City Hall on Friday. Gathered were a few dozen other local Ukrainian-Americans, meeting in an effort to keep public attention focused on the conflict in Ukraine. The small crowd filled the old hall ...


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