For more than 150 years, the following inscription has been engraved on the pedestal of the Freedom column standing in front of the Polish Museum in Rapperswil:
MAGNA RES LIBERTAS – Freedom is a great thing.
Hence the Poles cried for justice in the world, today we are calling for justice for Ukraine.
We support Ukraine’s right to independence, and we show solidarity with the Ukrainian nation in its fight against the Russian totalitarian system. Ukrainian brothers: you are fighting for the freedom of your Homeland, for the freedom of nations in Europe.
We believe that your fight will end in victory.
We support you and our thoughts are with you.
Long live free Ukraine!