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Mayor Adams visits Ukrainian communities across Brooklyn to show ‘we are united here’

Mayor Eric Adams was joined by other elected officials and community activists to visit New York’s predominantly Ukrainian neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn on Sunday - a show of support for those impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

News 12 Staff

Mar 6, 2022, 6:25 PM

Updated 838 days ago

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Mayor Eric Adams was joined by other elected officials and community activists to visit New York’s predominantly Ukrainian neighborhoods throughout Brooklyn on Sunday - a show of support for those impacted by the Russian invasion of Ukraine. 
“We are united here and we’re going to do our share to help the people of Ukraine the best way we can possibly help them,” says Adams. 
The mayor’s first stop was Coney Island Hospital. News 12 caught up with the mayor at the Sea Breeze Jewish Center where they collected donations of necessary supplies, such as baby diapers and baby formula, to be flown over to Ukraine. 
Adams also stopped by the Brighton Beach Business Improvement District to meet with business owners and employees. Brighton Beach is home to the country’s largest population of Ukrainians. 
Yelena Makhnil, director of BBBID, says it was important for everyone there to see the mayor. 
“For them, knowing and seeing that the mayor of the capital of the world is supporting the country, which is fighting for its freedom and independence, it’s very important,” says Makhnil. 
Adams says Ukrainian Americans are in real pain and New Yorkers need to do what they can to help relieve them. 


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