Standing up for Ukraine: Anti-war protests around the world

Protests against Russia’s invasion of Ukraine broke out in many cities across Europe and the world. People came together to show their support for Ukraine and condemn Moscow’s actions.


Desperation, fear and anger have driven people onto the streets outside the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin. Many of them fear for their families and loved ones in Ukraine. Like many others, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz has strongly condemned the Russian invasion. “Putin is endangering the lives of countless innocent people and the peace order on our continent. This is Putin’s war,” he said.


Rally in support of Ukraine in Frankfurt am Main. Germany


A participant in a demonstration in Berlin holds media photos taken on February 24 in Kharkiv.


Another shot from the German capital.


“Russia, wake up! Stop your war!” Action in front of the consulate in Hamburg, Germany.


Protesters gathered outside the Russian consulate in Istanbul to vent their anger in no uncertain terms. Ukraine has appealed to Turkey to bar Russian ships from the straits connecting the Black Sea to the Mediterranean.


“Putin is a killer!” A protester in Sydney, Australia.


“Stop the war!” Demonstrators in The Hague, Netherlands.


Ukrainians living in Tokyo also took to the streets to protest against Russia’s attacks on their home country.


Participants of an anti-war picket in front of the Russian embassy in Stockholm, Sweden.


This group of protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in Madrid. Spain’s prime minister, Pedro Sanchez, says his country “will defend international law and show solidarity with populations affected by war.”


Near the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Warsaw, Poland.


American citizens came out to support protests against the war in Ukraine.


Czech anti-war protesters gathered on Wenceslas Square in Prague to denounce Russia’s invasion. Prime Minister Petr Fiala said his country had stopped issuing visas to Russian citizens in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.


Youth protests near the Russian Embassy in the Republic of Moldova


Protest against the war in Moscow. Russia


Protests against the war are taking place in Russian cities. Permi.