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Protesters in Kaunas, Lithuania. Photograph: Julius Balašaitis

In pictures: protesters around the world rallying against the Russian invasion of Ukraine

From Tokyo to Berlin via Melbourne, here’s how citizens are standing up for peace in major cities worldwide

Ed Cunningham
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Ed Cunningham
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Since Russia launched its large-scale invasion of Ukraine last Thursday, there’s been an enormous outpouring of support for the country around the world. Governments have reacted by freezing Russian assets, implementing sanctions on the country and severing diplomatic ties, all while offering military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine.

And citizens across the globe have been showing their support, too. Over the past week, crowds have gathered in major places around the world to protest against the Russian invasion and stand up for peace. Here are some pictures.

Berlin, Germany 


London, UK

Tokyo, Japan

Paris, France

New York, USA 

Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, Lithuania protest of Russian invasion of Ukraine
Photograph: Kristina Jasudaite


Seoul, South Korea

Barcelona, Spain

Warsaw, Poland

Melbourne, Australia

Want to do your bit to help? Here are 15 ways you can support the people of Ukraine right now.

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