Nebraska State Capitol to be illuminated to show support for Ukraine

The State Capitol will be illuminated in blue and yellow, the colors the Ukrainian flag, beginning on Saturday.
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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – To show support for Ukraine, the Nebraska State Capitol will be illuminated with yellow and blue from March 5 to 13.

The lighting is taking place out of respect for Ukrainians who have lost their lives defending their homeland, according to a press release.

Gov. Pete Ricketts also released a statement on Friday condemning Russia’s actions in Ukraine:

“The United States and our allies should step up sanctions on Russia’s energy exports to cut off funding of Putin’s war machine.  I encourage Nebraskans to pray for the Ukrainian people as they suffer this ruthless Russian invasion.  Innocent Ukrainian women and children have already been killed by the Russian military’s indiscriminate shelling.  The free world must unite to punish Putin and isolate Russia.” 

Ricketts is encouraging local businesses and other government buildings to light up their buildings in support.

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