Photos: Calgarians rally for peace in Ukraine

A man holds a sign saying "Stop Putin Stop War" in front of a Ukrainian flag with the words "No War" written on them at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

Several hundred Calgarians gathered at the Peace Bridge on Thursday to call for an end to the unprovoked Russian Federation invasion of Ukraine.

The rally one of 30 across the nation held on Thursday, following the Russian military attack on Wednesday.

The Calgary branch of the Ukranian Canadian Congress organized the rally. It featured speakers including the western Consul for Ukraine Oleksandr Danyleiko, and Dr. Nataliia Vereskun, Maidan activist and member of the League of Ukrainian Women.

All levels of government in Canada have expressed solidarity with the Ukranian people, including the City of Calgary which began flying a Ukrainian flag at City Hall this afternoon.

A man holds a sign saying “Stop Putin Stop War” in front of a Ukrainian flag with the words “No War” written on them at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A man holds a sign saying “stop Putin, save Ukraine, save yourself” at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgarians gathered to rally for peace, and ending unprovoked Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine, at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgarians gathered to rally for peace in Ukraine at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgarians gathered to rally for peace in Ukraine at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
A child plants a Ukrainian flag in the snow during a peace rally at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Calgarians held up signs calling for western nations to save Ukraine at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY
Dozens of Ukrainian flags flew during a peace rally to call for the end of unprovoked Russian Federation aggression against Ukraine at the Peace Bridge in Calgary on Thursday, February 24, 2022. ARYN TOOMBS / FOR LIVEWIRE CALGARY

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