Thousands of people gathered in the Italian city of Florence on Saturday to show their support for Ukraine in the face of the Russian invasion and listen to the president ukrainianVolodymyr Zelensky, who intervened by video.
A central square in Florence turned into a sea of rainbow flags with slogans of peace and Ukraine.
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In a message broadcast on a giant screen, Zelensky explained that his country lives “24 hours a day” under a bombardment of schools, hospitals and residential areas, “even churches or squares”.
According to the Italian translation, the Ukrainian president indicated that 79 minors had died since the beginning of the conflict and said that Europe “must not forget”.
The demonstration was organized by the mayor of Florence, Dario Nardella.
In France, nearly 10,000 people demonstrated to show their support for Ukraine and denounce the Russian invasion.
In Paris, there were about a thousand people and many of them wore blue and yellow badges, the colors of the Ukrainian flag.
Last weekend, more than 40,000 people demonstrated throughout France, 16,000 in Paris.
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