Vigils in different parts of the world on the occasion of the first anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine. Emotional rallies, such as the one held in London’s Trafalgar Square, where many Ukrainian flags and anti-war posters could be seen.
“We talk to them. We ask them about the situation in Ukraine. We support them. They need emotional and psychological support. But we also learn from them how to be strong. They tell us: ‘Guys, we will win.’ They tell us: ‘Don’t worry. Just help us. Help us. As much as you can and we will stay strong. We will win.'” explains Stanislav Suprunenko, protester.
Buildings and monuments in blue and yellow
In Brussels, the colors of the Ukrainian flag have illuminated the buildings of the European institutions. In Paris, the Eiffel Tower. In Portugal, the Parliament.
Solidarity on both sides of the Atlantic
Support for the Ukrainian people on the first anniversary of the invasion also comes from the United States. In New York, dozens of people gathered in front of the Russian consulate to protest against the war.
“Well, a year ago Putin started the war against Ukraine. I have family in Ukraine. I have family in Russia and I am against Putin, I am against what he is doing, I am against him taking the territories that do not belong to him. “, says Tanya, protester.
Shows of solidarity on both sides of the Atlantic reflect a similar state of opinion, a year after the invasion: according to polls, Europeans and Americans share the goal that Ukraine win the war and recover all its territory even if it means prolonging the conflict .
Source: Euronews Español