Ukrainian activists held a silent protest action near the Russian embassy in Warsaw, Poland. The action was purposefully timed to Vladimir Putin’s birthday, as the Russian leader turned 64 on October 7. The people held images of Ukrainian troops killed during the ongoing military conflict in eastern Ukraine. Ukrinform reported this, quoting Natalya Panchenko, the leader of Euromaidan movement in Warsaw.
‘We took the image of our closest people – friends and comrades who gave their lives for Ukraine. For some people they are members of family or schoolmates, for some people they are just good friends; and others just held images of people they never knew. We came to the Russian embassy and stay here silently, but we believe these people have many things to wish to a man who had their blood on his hands. This why we, the alive ones, just hold our friends’ hands, hoping that sooner or later, we will prevail’, Panchenko said as quoted.
The leader of Euromaidan movement in Warsaw added it’s been already third such action timed to Putin’s birthday.