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San Antonio’s Laika Cheesecake donating all weekend earnings to Ukraine amid Russian invasion

Anna Afanasieva, who’s initially from Ukraine, opened the 4718 Broadway enterprise with Viktor Krizma in late 2020. Laika serves a number of creamy cheesecakes with a assortment of toppings. The desserts might be ordered by the slice or in takeaway, reusable jars. 

On Thursday, February 24, because the world reacted to the assault on Ukraine by Russia, Laika offered a means for locals to help. An Instagram article addressing the “devastating” violence towards sovereign nation recognized as on the metropolis to “stand with Ukraine.”

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KYIV, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 25: Ukrainian servicemen stand on patrol at a security checkpoint on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yesterday, Russia began a large-scale attack on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the country from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. The Ukrainian president said that at least 137 Ukrainian soldiers were killed by the end of the first day. (Photo by Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Images)

KYIV, UKRAINE – FEBRUARY 25: Ukrainian servicemen stand on patrol at a security checkpoint on February 25, 2022 in Kyiv, Ukraine. Yesterday, Russia started a big-scale assault on Ukraine, with Russian troops invading the place from the north, east and south, accompanied by air strikes and shelling. The Ukrainian president stated that not less than 137 Ukrainian troopers have been killed by the cease of the very first day. (Image by Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Illustrations or images)

Anastasia Vlasova/Getty Visuals

Afanasieva was not promptly available to comment, however the publish, which shows the Ukrainian flag, incorporates a contact to motion. All proceeds the store will make from Friday via Sunday will probably be donated to the Ukrainian navy. 

 “Many harmless lives are getting affected – like non-public pals and partner and kids,” the publish reads. “This donation will go to assist protected not solely our pals and partner and kids however an full tranquil nation staying confronted with mindless violence.”

Shoppers shared their steerage within the feedback part of the article. 

“I’ll see you all weekend in depth,” shopper @theepicureancowboy’s remark states. 


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In February 2021, the San Antonio Categorical-Info termed Laika’s cheesecakes “a number of the supreme” within the city. 

On Thursday, a protest collected at Most necessary Plaza to rebuke the Russian assault on Ukraine. There are about 3,000 people of Ukrainian descent dwelling in San Antonio, in accordance to the San Antonio Categorical-Info. 

Laika is open from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday. 



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