Russian aggression: Rallies against war in Ukraine start worldwide (updates & photo, video)
Society13:51 Oct. 14, 2016
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Rallies against war in Ukraine start worldwide (updates & photo, video)

Ukrainians in 60 countries protest at Russian aggression in Donbass region

Protests titled "Stop Putin's War 2.0" are unfolding throughout the world on Friday, October 10th.

Antiwar meetings bearing "Stop Putin! Stop the War" slogans are being held in Ukraine and also in the U.S., the EU countries, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, China, and Georgia.

Read more Political consequences of the Russian aggression in Ukraine

"Although now the events in Crimea and Eastern Ukraine are scarcely covered by world's media, the hybrid war launched by Putin never stopped and continues to claim lives", the organizers say on their Facebook event pages.

Protesters intend to rally at Russian diplomatic missions and administrative buildings in their countries of residence. They demand complete withdrawal of Russian forces and weapons from Ukraine, strengthening the OSCE observing mission in the war zone and total release of Ukrainian citizens held hostage in Russia and Crimea.

Read more Ukrainians celebrate Defender of Ukraine Day

Meetings have been held in Rome, Sydney, Adelaide and Wellington. More and more cities and countries join them all around the world.

Kyiv, Ukraine

Brussels, Belgium

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Paris, France

Lyon, France

Tallinn, Estonia

Budapest, Hungary

Moscow, Russia

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Salerno, Italy

Arch of Constantine, Rome, Italy

Read more 'We were forced to protect Russian-speaking people in Donbas' - Putin

 City Hall, Sydney, Australia

 In Kyiv, protesters intend to start rallies in Ukraine by picketing Russian embassy this evening. 

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