Two years have passed since Russia began its military invasion of Ukraine, and a lecture was held in Nishitokyo, Tokyo, in which people who had evacuated from Ukraine to Japan spoke about their feelings for their families.

The lecture was attended by more than 30 citizens and others, including Valeriya Pashko (25), who had evacuated to Japan, Natalia Hapich (40), and Betsuto, who runs a Ukrainian restaurant where evacuees work. Kito took the stage.

First, Mr. Betsuto explained that although he started a cafeteria to help evacuees earn a stable income, the restaurant continues to be in the red, and the financial burden of accepting evacuees, and appealed for support. Ta.

Next, Ms. Hapich expressed her gratitude for her life as an evacuee in Japan, but also said that her parents and 92-year-old grandmother are still in Ukraine, and she is worried because it is difficult to move around.

In addition, Pashko, who is studying medical care at a graduate school in Tokyo, said, ``I want to accumulate her knowledge and become a bridge between Japan and Ukraine someday.''

In addition, the two performed the Ukrainian national anthem and took photos with the participants, deepening their interaction with each other.

After the lecture, the two said, ``I hope peaceful days will return as soon as possible.''

A woman in her 80s who participated said, ``Although there are limits to what I can do, I would like to help by using the cafeteria regularly.''