Brussels, 22 December 2022 (TDI): The Headquarters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium, united other world-famous landmarks in turning down the lights in support of Ukraine.

The headquarter went dark at 20.00 local time. The program is a part of the “Lights for Ukraine” campaign.

Lights for Ukraine

The Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United 24 platform have launched the “Lights for Ukraine” campaign. It will continue till December 31st, 2022. The day will be marked as the darkest day of the year.

The initiative asks people to join forces and switch off their Christmas lights for one hour as a show of support for Ukraine.

Anyone interested in taking part in the hour-long time of darkness is asked to turn off their Christmas lights at 8 PM GMT, whether they are in their homes or in neighborhood squares and streets.

Moreover, supporters are also asked to use social media to promote the campaign, which is a part of a $10 million fundraising effort. The purpose of the campaign is to raise money for generators for Ukrainian hospitals.

Moreover, it aims to raise awareness of the situation in Ukraine, in particular, the widespread blackouts brought on by Russia’s massive attacks on vital infrastructure.

These attacks have left the people in terrible conditions without electricity or running water as winter approaches.

London, Paris, New York, Sydney, Warsaw, Prague, Edinburgh, Liverpool, Reykjavik, Sofia, Ottawa, and Helsinki are among the cities that are anticipated to participate in the campaign.

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The UN Charter’s protection of Ukraine’s right to self-defense is being upheld by NATO allies. Furthermore, NATO allies have provided unparalleled assistance to Ukraine.

This assistance includes winter clothing, gasoline, generators, and equipment to fix energy networks. Allies reinforced their sustained support for Ukraine during the NATO Foreign Ministers’ meeting in Bucharest in November.

In addition, they announced new commitments as part of NATO’s Comprehensive Assistance Package for Ukraine.