PRINCIPLES William and Kate delivered heartfelt tributes from around the world yesterday to the brave Ukrainians fighting for survival.
The royal couple tweeted: “In October 2020 we had the privilege of meeting President Zelensky and the First Lady to learn about their hopes and optimism for Ukraine’s future.
“Today we stand with the President and the entire Ukrainian people as they bravely fight for that future. WC “
In London, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square is lit with the iconic yellow and blue colors of the Ukrainian flag.
The London Eye was also placed in the same tribute by order of the mayor of the city Sadiq Khan.
Virgin boss Richard Branson added Britain’s message of support, tweeting: “Yes, it’s the weekend. But in Ukraine, it’s anything but a weekend.
“Think for a minute of the children, the parents, the young men and women who bravely defended the Fatherland, the wounded and the dying. Let all our thoughts be with them all this weekend. ”
Meanwhile in RomanThe famous Colosseum also wears a strip of blue and gold like a giant projector illuminating the landmark.
Similar tributes have been seen at the Eiffel Tower in ParisBrandenburg Gate in Berlin, City Hall in Barcelona, Palazzo Marino in Milan and Praça do Comércio in Lisbon.
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On television, The Simpsons released a specially commissioned cartoon of Homer, Bart, and the rest of the family holding blue and yellow flags in “solidarity” for Ukraine.
The show’s executive producer Al Jean said the rapid release of such a politically motivated image “doesn’t happen often” – but it’s important to be “vigilant about defending freedom.” .
The cartoon was drawn by animator and director David Silverman.
As well as the tributes, there were protests around the world.
Hundreds of people gathered for a near Monday run Downing Street urge stronger action.
The plank slams Russia held overhead when people sing the Ukrainian national anthem.
In SyriaArtists painted a mural condemning the Russian invasion while protesters in Athens sang pro-Ukrainian songs.
Angry Poles burned the Russian flag in Warsaw and in Australia, Flinders Street Station in Melbourne and other buildings were lit in blue and yellow.
People attend a pro-Ukrainian rally in front of the Prime Minister in Berlin.
Similar crowds gathered outside the Russian embassies in Rome, Madrid and Amsterdam.
Protests increase as sanctions are in effect
Russia’s opposition to Putin’s invasion of Ukraine grew last night – infuriating the tyrant and sparking a brutal crackdown.
About 1,700 protesters were detained in Moscow and St Petersburg for supporting the global protests.
Police were seen grabbing several people and dragging them away.
Still, some voiced objections to the president’s revelation that Western sanctions were having an impact.
Anya, 38, from Siberia, is waiting to receive £400 from London for translation work – but her sanctioned bank is prohibited from processing the payments.
Restrictions on foreign financial transactions and a plunging ruble have left luxury goods in short supply.
Beautician Yulia, 23, of Sochi, noticed a 30% increase in her makeup costs.
“The greatest horror was the number of innocent deaths but also Russians – caused by an autocratic leader who lost his marbles,” she said.
Artur, 34, doesn’t have any iPhones in stores in Moscow.
The wife of an oil and gas executive said: “My daughter is going to the UK to study. But Aeroflot is banned there. “
Mother Veronika, 49, of St Petersburg, said: “We did not go abroad during the pandemic and booked a hotel in Spain for a holiday. The sanctions mean it won’t happen. Putin has mansions, yachts, and secret wealth.”
Public figures also criticized him.
Communist MP Mikhail Matveev said: “War should be stopped.”
The owner of the Moscow state theater, Yelena Kovalskaya, said: “Can’t be paid by a murderer.”
https://www.the-sun.com/news/4780813/world-landmarks-lit-up-blue-yellow-ukraine/ World landmarks light up in yellow and blue in memory of brave Ukrainians