Our happiness after today's successful March of Equality was overshadowed by the awful tragedy which has happened in American night club Pulse (Orlando, FL). At the moment after the shooting over 50 people are killed and over 100 are injured.
This is an another awful example how aggression and hatred destroy human lives. We believe that in the modern world violence is unacceptable and we must put joint efforts to stop it and build the future, based on mutual respect, humanism, and security for every person. We express our deep sympathy to relatives and friends of those who were killed and injured in this tragedy.
This year KyivPride was supported by the Special envoy on human rights Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBT Persons Randy W. Berry. The U.S. Embassy Kyiv Ukraineis our long partner and friend. We are sincerely mourning with you!
We hope, that mutual support, solidarity and collaboration of all sides fighting for human rights in the world will bring its fruits in erasing violence.