Sen. Somers: “Show solidarity with Ukraine-Americans”

March 1, 2022

(From The Day of New London)

State Sen. Heather Somers, R-Groton, penned a letter to Lamont Monday asking for the blue and yellow Ukrainian flag to be flown above the state Capitol in Hartford. 

“Taking this step would show solidarity with Ukraine-Americans who live in Connecticut,” Somers said in the letter. 

“Flying the Ukraine flag would send a message that we stand with Ukraine and we are praying for all Ukrainians,” she wrote.

Somers said she got to know the people of Ukraine after spending time in their country for work.

“They are wonderful, thoughtful people who love their country and their families. My heart breaks for them during this unprovoked act of aggression.Today, I asked for the Ukraine flag to be flown at our state Capitol to show we stand in solidarity against these acts of war and, in addition, call for a boycott of Russian products here in the State of Connecticut. We must stand together and let the people of Ukraine know that we in the West are standing with them.”