Governor, first lady to light Kentucky Capitol dome, Governor’s Mansion blue and yellow in support of Ukraine
FRANKFORT, Ky. – Today, Gov. Andy Beshear and First Lady Britainy Beshear announced that they will light the dome of the Kentucky State Capitol blue and the front of the Governor’s Mansion yellow Tuesday and Wednesday to show support for the people of Ukraine, according to a release.
“This should be a time of unity for all those who champion democracy and the rule of law,” said Gov. Beshear. “Russia’s unprovoked and escalating military attack on Ukraine is a reminder that freedom and self-determination should never be taken for granted by any of us. Britainy and I invite Kentuckians to join us in showing support for the people of Ukraine and praying for peace.”
Since Russia’s hostile invasion, more than half a million refugees have fled Ukraine as Russian troops moved further into the country.
Last week, Gov. Beshear asked for unity and said, “It’s time for America to be united, every single one of us, against this external threat. We’re tough enough – we’ve proven it the last couple years. We can take on whatever is out there, but we must be resolute, and now is the time for patriotism.”