US and Canadian Citizens Hold Rally, Protest Russia’s Invasion

Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – Protesters in Washington DC gathered in front of the Russian embassy to protest the country’s invasion of Ukraine. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy after Russian President Vladimir Putin said he gave the green light for “special military operations” in Ukraine early Thursday (24/2) local time.

According to a New York Post report, one of the posters carried by protesters read, “Putin Burns in H-ll,” and, “Never Again.”

Protesters also carried Ukrainian flags along with American flags.

Meanwhile, several Canadian-Ukrainian citizens and their supporters held a meeting and a convoy of cars in Vancouver, Canada. They carried out convoys as a form of support for Ukraine.

Eugene Lupynis, who sits on the board of the Ivan Franko Ukraine Center in Richmond, said the roughly 200,000 people of Ukrainian descent in Canada are very worried about their friends and family in Ukraine.

“Everyone is worried, everyone is watching the news, every media outlet we watch, we are trying to get the latest news,” he said, quoted by Global News.

“The main fear is the loss of life that will occur if an invasion occurs. And the second fear is the loss of our homeland.” he continued.

Canada itself moved its embassy from Kyiv last week to Lviv in western Ukraine. Federal officials have also urged Canadians in the country to leave as soon as possible.

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