Russian War Overshadows Ukraine Independence Day

In the image, members of the TWR Ukraine team film one of the numerous videos that have populated their social media channels. The videos join a flood of content created to minister to the people of Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, and surrounding areas. (Photo, caption courtesy of TWR Ukraine)

It’s Independence Day in Ukraine. But cities remain on guard instead of celebrating 31 years of liberation from Soviet rule.

Threats of Russian attack led the Ukrainian government to ban mass gatherings in Kyiv this week, and the United States encouraged any citizens in Ukraine to “leave now.”

Many people turn to local radio for the latest information. Alenka Stephenson with TransWorld Radio Europe says the TWR team in Ukraine is hard at work. “They are preparing a lot of up-to-date programming that can address the situation,” Stephenson says.

“[They want to] be the voice of hope, the voice of calmness, because many people are really struggling with fear. That fear overtakes and paralyzes people.”

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth


  • Pray many will turn to Christ as they hear His Gospel through TWR programming, and pray for the war to end.
  • Lift up TWR team members to the Lord. Pray for wisdom, for their hearts to stay focused, and for clear understanding of the messages they are communicating.