Two former U.S. presidents – Democrat Bill Clinton and Republican George W. Bush – visited a Ukrainian church in Chicago on Friday, thus demonstrating their support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion.

Bush and Clinton, with blue and yellow ribbons on their lapels symbolizing the colors of the Ukrainian flag, laid bouquets of sunflowers – one of the symbols of Ukraine in front of the Greek Catholic Church of Saints Vladimir and Olga in Chicago.

The initiative was aimed at demonstrating the solidarity of the United States with the people of Ukraine after Russia unleashed a war against its neighbor, according to the description of the video posted on Bill Clinton’s Twitter page.

“America is united with the people of Ukraine in their struggle for freedom and against oppression,” the video says.

According to Agence France-Presse, the statements of the 42nd and 43rd U.S. presidents differ from the rhetoric of the 45th U.S. President Donald Trump, who shortly before the invasion called Vladimir Putin’s strategy of concentrating troops on the border of Russia with Ukraine, and then recognizing the independence of two pro-Russian separatist territories within the borders of Donetsk and Lugansk regions of Ukraine “brilliant.”