Emory students gather for prayer vigil in recognition of Ukraine - CBS46 News

Emory students gather for prayer vigil in recognition of Ukraine crisis

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DECATUR, GA (CBS46) -

Dozens of Emory University students gathered for a prayer vigil Thursday night to show solidarity in support for the people of Ukraine. The country continues to suffer through protests and skirmishes as the battle over Russia's annexation of Crimea rages on.

"It's a country that's been primarily peaceful but has been trampled on," said Olha Seredyuk, a native of Ukraine who moved to Atlanta with her family 12 years ago. She now attends Emory with her sister, Viktoria.

"We've been taught to always value where we come from and cherish our traditions," said Olha Seredyuk.

They were among those at the prayer vigil Thursday night and expressed deep gratitude for the show of support from fellow students.

"We don't know what's going to happen, no one knows. But we can only hope for the best for this, and we're just so thankful for the people who are behind us," said Viktoria Seredyuk.

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