Emblematic buildings of various countries around the world were illuminated during the early hours of this Friday with the ukrainian flag colors, still year of the illegal invasion of Russia.
The blue and the yellow of the ukrainian flag could be seen in a multitude of buildings in the main European capitals, such as Paris, Brussels or Madridas well as in several embassies.
In Paris, the spectacular Tower Eiffel It displayed its more than 300 meters high to be illuminated with the colors of the Ukrainian flag, sending a clear message of support to all the Ukrainian people in the face of the brutal Russian aggression. France announcement last week that it will send AMX-10 light battle tanks to Ukraine whose role will be to attack enemy vehicles and to armed reconnaissance tasks.
“One year after the start of the war, Paris reaffirms its unwavering support for the Ukrainian people!”, wrote the mayor of the city, Anne Hidalgo, on her social networks.
Congress of Deputies of Spain
Another of the emblematic European buildings that was illuminated in support of Ukraine was the Congress of Deputies of Spain.
“We light up our facade with the colors of the Ukrainian flag in support and solidarity with the Ukrainian people and the victims of war started a year ago after Russia’s aggression,” the Spanish Congress account wrote on Twitter.
The president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, arrived in kyiv on Thursday to meet his Ukrainian counterpart, Volodimir Zelenskyand convey your country’s support to Ukraine.
“I return to kyiv a year after the start of the war”, Sánchez wrote on his Twitter account. “We will stand by the side of Ukraine and its people until peace returns to Europe.”added the ruler, who published a video getting off a train and walking along the platform of the station in the Ukrainian capital.
This is Sánchez’s second visit to Ukraine since the start of the invasion.
The first of these visits was on April 21, when, as now, Sánchez traveled on a Spanish Air Force plane to Poland, and then went to the station from which the night train that took him departed. led to the Ukrainian capital.
Toledo City Hall
He Toledo City Hall in Spain, he also expressed his solidarity with Ukraine and with those who fell in the first year of the Russian invasion. It is expected that this Friday the Minister for Defense, Margarita Robles, will preside over an act at the Infantry Academy in tribute to all those who died in this illegal Russian offensive that is rejected by at least 140 countries of the UN.
empire state building
The iconic New York skyscraper surprised many by turning on blue and yellow lights symbolizing heaven over a golden field of Ukrainian wheat, according to event organizers. Empire State Realty Trust.
Last year, this building was lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag when Russian troops, on orders from Vladimir Putinunilaterally decided to invade Ukraine.
“The Empire State shines tonight in yellow and blue, the colors of the Ukrainian flag, in support of its population,” the New York building’s Twitter account wrote on Friday. 102 floors and more than 400 meters high.
Sydney Opera House
He australian government announced this Friday the sending of military assistance, which includes the deployment of drones, for Ukrainian troops and new sanctions against Russia, on the first year of the illegal invasion of Russian troops into Ukraine.
The drones “will provide intelligence, surveillance and battlefield reconnaissance capabilities to the Ukrainian Armed Forces,” Defense Minister Richard Marles said in a statement.
This military assistance package, in addition to earlier shipments of ammunition, artillery and nearly a hundred armored vehicles, coincides with the graduation of 200 Australian-trained Ukrainian soldiers, part of the UK-led multinational training programme.
Throughout the year of war, the Ukrainian flag has spread throughout all corners of the world in the hands of protesters, in official government buildings, as well as on many balconies of private homes.
Since February 24, 2022, the Ukrainian flag has been a seal of European unity against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
(With information from Europa Press)
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