On February 24, 2022, Ukraine became the shield of Europe, which protects it from the Russian horde. Yet, the struggle of Ukrainians for a European future began much earlier. They have been shedding their blood since the 2013 Revolution of Dignity. The occupation of Crimea and part of Donbas in 2014 did not break the will of the Ukrainian people. Ukraine has fought hard for its right to be a part of the European family, with thousands of dead and wounded. Europeans see it, and the whole world sees it. Now it is up to the little thing. We and millions of people across Europe call on the EU leadership to grant Ukraine candidate status for accession to the European Union. Together we will become only stronger!