Cincinnatians show support for Ukraine

CINCINNATI — Hundreds of supporters marching through Cincinnati is an act of solidarity with Ukraine, including many Ukrainians like Margarita Nemesh, who is very proud of her Ukrainian heritage.

What do you want to know

  • Hundreds marched through the streets of Cincinnati in support of Ukraine
  • Margarita Nemesh was one of the walkers, she was born in Ukraine
  • Nemesh also brought his two sons to show them their heritage
  • Marchers heard from Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval and other leaders who support peace in Ukraine

Like many others, she felt desperate at the news of the invasion of her home country, but she decided to do something about it.

“I was crying and snotting all day, then the next day I said I had to do something, so I started looking for rallies and marches,” a- she declared.

Which brought her to the Cincinnati March for Ukraine alongside hundreds of other supporters. Nemesh also brought his eight- and ten-year-old sons.

“I want them to know their heritage,” Nemesh said.

The march went from Fountain Square to City Hall where Mayor Aftab Pureval addressed the crowd.

Nemesh said she hopes those who have seen the march and others around the world will understand what we are fighting for.

“We are fighting for our lives,” she said. “For our families, our homes and our freedom. Basic, basic human rights.

For Nemesh, seeing all the Ukrainian flags, familiar friends and a large group supporting the place she called home means a lot.

“I’m proud to be Ukrainian,” she said. “I feel very supported.”

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