Ukrainian nationals and supporters stage peaceful gatherings in Thailand to demand end of war and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

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Groups of Ukrainian nationals in Thailand and supporters were staging peaceful gatherings in Bangkok and Phuket this weekend to call for peace and to end the war in Ukraine.

The gathering and march in Bangkok started from Lumphini park to Benjakiti Park at around 4:00 PM. today, February 27th, led by pro-democracy activist Somyot Prueksakasemsuk.

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The protesters called for the immediate withdrawal of Russian troops in Ukraine. They were seen holding Ukrainian flags and banners supporting peace/anti-war and painting their masks with Ukrainian flags. They were chanting ‘Stop Putin, Stop The War’ and ‘Hands Off Ukraine’ as well as staging symbolic expressions with tears as their makeup to show the loss of the war.

Ukrainian demonstrator Raman Rak told reporters that today’s gathering demanded Russia to withdraw its troops from Ukraine. Nobody wanted the war to happen, Raman stated. So far, Russian soldiers have killed 5 children, according to Raman, so the demonstrators wanted to show their political standpoint and call for the end of the war as soon as possible.

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A similar gathering was also staged in front of Patong Beach on Saturday, February 26th, with more than 30 Ukrainian nationals and supporters.

The tourists were seen singing, raising banners, messages, and the national flags to symbolically show their love for the country and demand the end of the political conflict.

According to local reports, the protesters were mostly tourists who had contacted each other on Facebook prior to the gathering date. To maintain a peaceful gathering and not violate Covid-19 measures, the group organized the demonstration for about 20 minutes and called it off immediately.


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Nop Meechukhun
National News Writer at The Pattaya News from September 2020 to October, 2022. Born and raised in Bangkok, Nop enjoys telling stories of her hometown through her words and pictures. Her educational experience in the United States and her passion for journalism have shaped her genuine interests in society, politics, education, culture, and art.