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Los Angeles moves to make Ukraine's capital a sister city

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Posted at 12:04 PM, Mar 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-25 15:04:35-04

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council has voted to begin the process of making war-torn Ukraine’s capital, Kyiv, a sister city.

The council voted 14-0 Friday on a motion by Councilmember Joe Buscaino, who said he wanted to send a message of support to Kyiv's mayor. Buscaino also termed Russia’s invasion of Ukraine an “assault on humankind.”

The motion notes that formalizing a sister city relationship normally takes about a year, including meetings between citizens and governments. Because that’s not currently possible with Kyiv, the relationship will be formalized in the future.