Major Russian cities to host rallies in support of Ukrainian people
Rallies in support of the "brotherly people of Ukraine" will be held in several Russian cities on Tuesday.
According to reports posted on social networking websites, such actions will begin on Mamayev Hill in Volgograd at 5:00 p.m., on Teatralnaya Square in Voronezh at 5:00 p.m., at the Trud Stadium in Irkutsk at 5:00 p.m., on Peace Square in Kostroma at 5:00 p.m., and on Teatralnaya Square in Rostov-on-Don at 4:00 p.m.
The press service of the Kamchatka Territory government reported earlier that a similar rally would be staged by the regional branch of the nationwide organization Commonwealth on Lenin Square, in the center of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky.
"We would like to offer our words of support to this brotherly nation, the Ukrainians and our compatriots who live in this country. It is a fraternal nation. Many of our friends and relatives live in Ukraine, which has found itself in an extremely dire situation today. We also want to support our president who seeks to protect our compatriots in Ukraine," Commonwealth regional branch leader Vitaly Kibalov was quoted as saying by the press service.
The Motorists Association of Kamchatka announced plans to hold such a rally as well. "We call on all motorists of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky to join our action at noon on Wednesday and to honk in a gesture of solidarity with the people of Ukraine," the union said in its address.