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Record #: R2022-72   
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Intro date: 1/26/2022 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Health and Human Relations
Final action: 2/23/2022
Title: Affirmation of City's support for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine
Sponsors: Lightfoot, Lori E. , La Spata, Daniel
Topic: CITY COUNCIL - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. R2022-72.pdf


OFFICE OF THE MAYOR
CITY Ol" CHICAGO
LORI E. LIGHTFOOT MAYOR

January 26, 2022










TO THE HONORABLE, THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CI TY OF CHICAGO


Ladies and Gentlemen:

I transmit herewith a resolution to affirm the City's support for the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine.

Your favorable consideration of this resolution will be appreciated.


Very truly yours.

RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, American-Ukrainian relations have long served as a foundation for security, freedom, and human rights in Eastern Europe; and

WHEREAS, Chicago is home to over 35,000 residents of Ukrainian ancestry; and

WHEREAS, Chicago's Ukrainian Village neighborhood is a national hub of Ukrainian community, culture, and art; and

WHEREAS, Kyiv stands as the capital of Ukraine and a sister city to the City of Chicago; and

WHEREAS, Chicago and Kyiv have engaged in formalized cultural, artistic, and athletic exchanges for over 30 years as part of Chicago Sister Cities International program; and
WHEREAS, Democracy and self-determination are cornerstone values of both the United States and Ukraine; and
WHEREAS, Ukraine and the Ukrainian people represent a distinct culture with a long, proud history; and

WHEREAS, Self-determination is the right of all people around the world, including the Ukrainian people; and

WHEREAS, A free and independent Ukraine is of vital importance to protecting the Ukrainian people, their history, art, and culture; and

WHEREAS, The Members of this Chamber have great appreciation for Ukrainian people and their culture as an integral part of Chicago; now, therefore,

BE IT RESOLVED, That we, the Mayor and Members of the City Council of the City of Chicago, affirm our support for the independence, sovereignty, and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
CITY OF CHICAGO

OFFICE OF THE CITY CLERK ANNA M. VALENCIA

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R2022-72

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