A yr has handed since Russian President Vladimir Putin surprised the world by sending troops throughout the border into Ukraine, a transfer extensively perceived as punishment for Kyiv’s pivot to the West.
On a day that President Volodymyr Zelensky issued a message of defiance, saying “that 2023 would be the yr of our victory”, a number of nations marked the day with vigils and lit up monuments to indicate assist.
In Russia, fireworks burst behind cathedrals of the Novodevichy Convent throughout an occasion marking “Defender of the Fatherland Day” in Moscow.
In Tokyo, individuals took half in a candlelight vigil exterior UN College to mark the one yr anniversary of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
A Russian T-72 tank destroyed in Ukraine is put in in entrance of Russia’s embassy in Berlin on February 24, 2023. Berlin’s landmark Brandenburg Gate is seen within the background.
The Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in London is adorned with 461 paper angels, one for every youngster that has died previously yr in line with the official statistics.
The Eiffel Tower was lit within the colors of the Ukrainnian flag in a present of assist to Ukraine, one yr after Russia launched a army invasion on the nation, in Paris.
Teddy bears and toys, representing youngsters kidnapped following the warfare in Ukraine, are seen on the bottom throughout an occasion organised by Avaaz NGO and Ukranian refugees on the Rond-point Schuman in Brussels.
A lightweight set up by Swiss artist Gerry Hofstetter is projected on the primary Submit Workplace constructing in Kyiv.
In Kazakhstan, individuals lay flowers at a monument of Ukrainian poet, author, artist, public and political determine Taras Shevchenko in a present of assist to Ukraine in Almaty.
An artist in India works on work to pay tribute to warfare victims.
A person in Germany is dressed within the colours of Ukraine and carrying white wings is pictured in entrance of a Russian T-72 tank destroyed in Ukraine that’s put in near Russia’s embassy in Berlin.
“On February 24, thousands and thousands of us made a alternative. Not a white flag, however the blue and yellow one. Not fleeing, however going through. Resisting and combating. It was a yr of ache, sorrow, religion, and unity. And this yr, we remained invincible. We all know that 2023 would be the yr of our victory,” Zelensky stated as we speak.
Mr Zelensky has been instrumental in garnering monetary and army support from all over the world to maintain Ukrainian defences. The US has promised thousands and thousands price of weaponry, together with artillery ammunition, anti-armour methods and air defence radars, to Ukraine.
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