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    A letter of hope from American to the people of Ukraine.


    I am an American living and working in Ukraine specifically Kiev. I have watched your struggle for freedom closely. I was their the night the special police fist showed aggression at Euromaidan it was about 4 am and the demonstration at that time was peaceful. No one had sticks or shields, people were just voicing their concerns about the way the country was being run and the corruption of Ukrainian politicians. A lot has changed in the past months a lot of lives have been lost in the streets of Kiev.


    We the people of America want you to know that our hearts and prayers are with the heroic and fearless men and women of Euromaidan. You are truly the champions of all Ukraine. Showing such bravery and courage to the world everyday it is breathtaking and inspiring for all to see. You have inspired Americans everywhere I know if there was a bridge leading from the U.S.A to Kiev thousands of REAL Americans would have crossed it  months ago to proudly stand with such brave and courageous people in their fight for the basic freedoms and inalienable rights given by god.


    Americans want to apologize for our governments inability to act in a timely fashion on our behalf for the people of Ukraine. Euromaidan is a fight to bring a struggling 22 year old country's government to fruition, and in America over 200 years later our government still does not work correctly or in a timely manner for us. But after watching such bravery in Euromaidan result in a real change maybe Americans everywhere would be inspired to make some of our own needed changes.


    The people of Ukraine have a long history of bravery and pride for country. In the past few days the history books regrettably have been opened again to document the names of these heroic men and women. Ukrainians who have given the ultimate sacrifice to country helping ensure the freedoms for their countrymen and Ukraine. . In the past few days the list of heroes who have given this sacrifice has grown and with it the list of freedoms and liberties enjoyed by the Ukrainian people has grown. Your valor and undying pride for the Ukraine will be the cornerstone to a new beginning, we bare witness to the birth of the new Ukraine given to you by the heroic sacrifice of Ukrainian patriots. . Hopefully the loss of life has ended and these brave souls that have left will continue to help guide the Ukrainian people into the future. .


    Many nations want to be with the people of Ukraine in spirit and in their fight for freedoms. Your bravery is know by all and words of your actions are being spoken daily by millions around the world to friends and family. The people of America in Kiev feel honored to stand with you and Americans everywhere stand with you in spirit and give their prayers, encouragement and hope for a brighter and better future for Ukraine

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