Harry spoke during the opening ceremony for the games, an international sporting event for wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women, which he founded in 2014.
He said the Ukrainians had come “not simply to show your strength but to tell your truth, the truth, of what is happening in your country”.
“And my hope is that these events, this event, creates the opportunity in how we as a global community can better show up for you,” he continued.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex were, according to the BBC, accompanied at the event by a documentary team for Heart of Invictus, the series about a group of competitors from around the globe on their road to the 2022 Invictus Games in The Hague. Heart of Invictus was greenlit by Netflix last year as the first project from a multi-million-dollar deal with the couple’s Archewell Productions.
Markle introduced her “incredible husband” on Saturday, praising him for founding the event and then expressing her admiration for all the athletes’ sacrifices “both physically and emotionally…not least of which for the Ukraine team, who we are all standing with.”