Ukraine Independence day celebrated across Europe | In pics

Published on Aug 24, 2022 08:27 PM IST

Ukrainians celebrated 31 years of independence from the Soviet Union on Wednesday, even as the day coincided with the six-month timeline of the Russian invasion which began in February. On the occasion, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy - in a video address - said that his country would resist the invasion "until the end" without "any concession or compromise” as he branded Russia a “terrorist” for the atrocities in his country. European countries have pledged unwavering support for the war-torn country as they celebrated Ukrainian independence day. While the celebrations were held in a muted manner in Kyiv, people across Europe were seen waving giant Ukrainian flags.

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A statue of a hand with finger nails painted in Ukraine's national colors was placed in front of the Russian embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 24, 2022 08:27 PM IST

A statue of a hand with finger nails painted in Ukraine's national colors was placed in front of the Russian embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.(AP)

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A giant Ukrainian flag is unfurled during an event for Ukrainian Independence Day in the historical Grand Place of Brussels.(AP) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 24, 2022 08:27 PM IST

A giant Ukrainian flag is unfurled during an event for Ukrainian Independence Day in the historical Grand Place of Brussels.(AP)

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A man stands next to Ukrainian flags with names of service members, who are in Russian captivity, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at the Independence square in Kyiv, Ukraine.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 24, 2022 08:27 PM IST

A man stands next to Ukrainian flags with names of service members, who are in Russian captivity, as Russia's attack on Ukraine continues, at the Independence square in Kyiv, Ukraine.(REUTERS)

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Demonstrators take part in a march on the "Promenade des Anglais" in Nice, south eastern France on Wednesday.(AFP) View Photos in a new improved layout
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Demonstrators take part in a march on the "Promenade des Anglais" in Nice, south eastern France on Wednesday.(AFP)

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Belgium's iconic peeing statue, Manneken-Pis, is dressed in a Ukrainian traditional costume to mark the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.(REUTERS) View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Aug 24, 2022 08:27 PM IST

Belgium's iconic peeing statue, Manneken-Pis, is dressed in a Ukrainian traditional costume to mark the 31st anniversary of Ukraine's declaration of independence from the Soviet Union.(REUTERS)

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