Record global rally on February 24: 1000+ events in 69 countries

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February 28,2024 609
Record global rally on February 24: 1000+ events in 69 countries

On the 24th of February, 2024, a powerful global rally took place with Ukrainian communities and diaspora organizations holding 1023 support events for Ukraine. These peaceful rallies spanned 746 cities across 69 countries on every continent, including Antarctica. 

This record global campaign was captured on an interactive map – a collaborative effort between the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) and Ukrayinska Pravda. This day’s greatest number of events was seen in Germany, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Paul Grod, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress, addressed a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., a prominent symbol of American democracy.

“The Ukrainian World Congress and all our friends around the world are calling on the international community to give Ukraine what it needs to win. It needs more weapons and it needs more ammunition. We need to increase sanctions and we need to seize Russian assets. We need to make Russia pay,” stated Paul Grod during his speech. 

In Prague, Czech President Petr Pavel inaugurated a large pro-Ukrainian action; in Brussels, the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders joined the peaceful rally. 

The 28th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition members sent a video message from the icy continent. 

Photos and more details about the global rally are available here.