Kelsie Kimberlin – We Are Ukrainian

In "We Are Ukrainian", filmed by American director Zack Gross and edited by Ukrainian Pavlo Khomiuk, I forcefully, emotionally, and passionately speak to the entire civilized world about the horrors of the past year of unjust war against Ukraine. I am superimposed over heart-wrenching footage of the war’s destruction as I describe a once peaceful country that now finds itself being terrorized by barbarians. I movingly discuss how President Zelensky is the most respected leader on earth who epitomizes the Ukrainian spirit, and I beseech everyone to support Ukraine. Here are the words I am speaking in the video.

We Are Ukrainian

I am a Ukrainian-American and I live in Washington DC. It’s been one year since unjust terror struck Ukraine. Terrorist weapons have killed tens of thousands of our people, and missiles have destroyed our schools, hospitals, and homes all across the country. Our children have been raped, tortured and slaughtered in torture chambers discovered in city after city. These atrocities have been committed by barbarians who have invaded our land like hordes from the days of Ivan the Terrible. Ukraine today is a long way from the past childhood summers, summers I spent enjoying peaceful villages and pristine beaches on the Azov and Black Seas. I remember a country filled with civilized, intelligent and beautiful people who only wanted to live with dignity and esteem, free from oppression, threats, lies and corruption, But now, every family in Ukraine and millions of families across the globe have been scarred by the ravages of the war against us. Refugees are scattered across Europe and America, living in the homes of people who care and who remember another tragic war that ended more than seven decades ago. My family in America has sponsored and housed a dozen of these refugees. With every day of this war, we Ukrainians are stronger and more determined to defend our choice of democracy over autocracy. We understand that the defense of our country and our democratic values is also the defense of the sovereignty and values of all civilized countries. No weapon can make us cower in fear, kneel to threats, or surrender in defeat. No blackout, freezing cold, or air raid siren can break our spirit. We are proud, brave and fearless people who will forever fight and resist everyone who tries to take away our freedom, and democracy. President Zelensky is the most respected leader on earth today because he represents the hopes and desires of all civilized people to live with dignity and freedom. He epitomizes the Ukrainian spirit and heart, filled with courage, determination and pride, and uses the very essence of his being to rally the world to support Ukraine. His clarion call is being heard and acted upon everywhere yet Ukrainians are still dying and suffering each and every day. So more must be done. I am asking all civilized nations and all civilized citizens in the world to help us oppose this war and regain our territory by showing solidarity with us. Together, we are all one because, as Ukraine stands, so stands the entire free world. I am calling on everyone to join our fight for freedom and justice in whatever way you can. In every video, every presentation of a new song, and every post on social networks, I ask you to stand with Ukraine and share this video everywhere along with the hashtag #Stand With Ukraine.

Video by Zack Gross

Video Editing by Pablo Khomiuk

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