Demonstrators took to the streets all across the world in support of Ukraine, after the Russian army attacked Ukraine.
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The Russian invasion of Ukraine was launched early on Thursday. Here’s a list of countries across the world standing in solidarity with Ukraine amid the war crisis.
Demonstrators hold a placard reading ‘Ukraine is our home’ in front of the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs during a protest against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, in Vienna, Austria. Protesters hold a banner and placards as thousands of Ukrainians and their supporters gather outside Downing Street in London.
A man holds a poster as he joins a group of Ukrainian people in Taiwan and supporters to protest against the invasion of Russia in solidarity with the Ukrainian people in front of the Representative Office of the Moscow-Taipei Coordination Commission in Taipei, Taiwan.
The Russia Ukraine conflict has consumed the world for the past two days. Now Russian tennis star Andrey Rublev had an appeal to made after his Dubai Championship 2022 semi-final win and wrote his message on the camera lens. “No war please,” wrote the Russian Tennis star. Check out the video below.
❤️@AndreyRublev97 pic.twitter.com/Ul9Hg8SRvS— ATP Tour (@atptour) February 25, 2022
Several thousand people gathered near Pushkin Square in central Moscow, while up to 1,000 people gathered in the former imperial capital Saint Petersburg, according to AFP correspondents at the scene.
In Moscow, protesters were seen massing around Pushkin Square chanting “No to war!” The same slogan, “No to war” was spray-painted on the front gate of the Russian parliament’s lower house.
Many Russians fear that the western reaction, which would mean that the country will be slapped with mote crippling sanctions could have a devastating impact on their lives. Cutting off Russia from the SWIFT Network and other crucial supplies are some of the proposed measures by the US, EU and NATO in retaliation to the invasion of Ukraine.