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Ukraine's battle for freedom will be highlighted at weekend concert

Ukraine has been engaged in a war to defend its borders for the past three years, leading to the deaths of more than 10,000 volunteers, soldiers and civilians and creating an estimated 2 million internal refugees.

A benefit concert illustrating Ukraine's fight for freedom, dignity and  independence will be held Saturday night in Buffalo.

The Ukrainian American Civic Center will present the concert, "Perseverance: A Visual & Musical Journey," at 7:30 p.m. Saturday in the Dnipro Cultural Center, 562 Genesee St. Organizers say a musical expression of traditional Ukrainian and modern English tunes will be enhanced by a visual journey from the past to the present situation in Ukraine.

The event will feature Ukrainian performers plus Americans and Canadians of Polish or Ukrainian descent. Making a special guest appearance from Ukraine will be Serhiy ‘Foma’ Fomenko, a solo performer and lead singer of the band Mandry.

The proceeds from this non-profit production will go directly toward medical supplies for Ukraine through the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation.

Tickets are available on-line at Additional information can be found at



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