Jakarta (ANTARA) - One year of the Russian invasion has taught the Ukrainian people about the importance of uniting against aggression, Ukrainian Ambassador to Indonesia Vasyl Hamianin has said.

“The Ukrainian people learned properly how to unite," Hamianin said at an event organized by the Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) here on Friday to mark one year of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The Ukrainian people have learned that only by uniting can they fight against the aggressor, the ambassador said.

"The stronger they come together, the more power they can realize," he added.

The Ukrainian people have also learned about the importance of helping each other in the fight against the Russian invasion, he said.

Hamianin said that at least 15 million Ukrainians have been displaced, with hundreds of thousands thought to have been killed or injured in the year since Russia invaded Ukraine

Tens of thousands of residential buildings have been destroyed along with thousands of hospitals, schools, churches, and other public facilities, he added.

Meanwhile, the Ukrainian economy is also in a slump because the country cannot export the grains it has and all the food products it has produced.

"But, once again, the Ukrainian people have learned how to survive in these unprecedented conditions," he said.

“People have started to communicate and to help each other. People have started to create new businesses and started to try to renew the normal life just to make it feel normal," he added.

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