From the Students and Faculty of the Ukrainian Catholic University
STATEMENT OF THANKS
to Those Outside of Ukraine
Who Have Supported Ukraine's Movement for Freedom and Democracy
26 November 2004
On behalf of Ukrainians now in vigil in the streets of Kyiv and other major Ukrainian cities; of Ukrainians supporting those in vigil with prayer, food, shelter, and other material aid; and of Ukrainians doing organizational work from their homes and workplaces; the students of Ukrainian Catholic University thank YOU, people outside of Ukraine, for supporting the movement for freedom and democracy in Ukraine in the twenty-first century.
Many of you have joined rallies and vigils in your home countries; many of you have written letters and signed petitions to your elected leaders; many of you have simply sent us words of support. Do not underestimate the value of what you have done on behalf of Ukraine's freedom. No matter what form your support has taken, whether big or (seemingly) small, your support in this time of peaceful but intense struggle, has been valuable beyond words.
Any struggle for democracy and freedom depends upon numbers, upon material resources, and upon organization. But it also depends upon something else: Morale. Morale is what makes it possible for well-meaning people to mobilize material resources and organizational abilities.
Morale is therefore priceless. And yet, while it is priceless, it can be boosted and sustained by even the smallest of gestures.
THE ACTIVITIES YOU HAVE UNDERTAKEN, YOUR WORDS OF SUPPORT, AND YOUR OFFERS OF MATERIAL AID HAVE BOOSTED AND SUSTAINED OUR MORALE: THE VERY
RESOURCE WE NEED TO CONTINUE IN OUR EFFORT.
WE WILL NOT FORGET IT!
"Student Unity Movement"
Ukrainian Catholic University
vul. Ilariona Sventsitskoho, 17
Lviv, 79011, UKRAINE