On Sunday evening, 27 February, continuously for the fourth day, Tbilisi’s Rustaveli Avenue, Georgia, was filled with protests of solidarity for the people of Ukraine who are facing a massive crisis due to the Russian invasion.
Around 30000 People living across the sea spread sky blue and wheat yellow blankets along with white sheets branded with ruby crosses, symbolising the unity of the two countries.
Ukraine’s national anthem was being played during the protest in Georgia. The lyrics of the national anthem exclaims that Ukraine is still alive and that its enemies will disappear like dew in the morning sun. The crowd was shouting two patriotic sayings – Putin khuylo, which derides Russian President Vladimir Putin and Slava Ukraine, which means Glory to Ukraine. These two sayings represent the freedom of Ukraine and its people.
Tbilisi, a city in Georgia, is one of many cities worldwide that is standing up and raising a voice against Russia, as Russia is launching raids on the capital of Ukraine, Kyiv.
People have come out on the streets in many countries, including Berlin, which had more than 100,000 people protesting on the streets yesterday, and in Prague, nearly 70,000 gathered together and protested at Wenceslas Square. As for Georgia, though, the knife of the Russian attack digs deep.
Ukraine is facing severe problems right now due to the Russian invasion. Millions of people have fled the country, and many have even died during Russian shelling. People who are strong enough are joining hands with the army to help Ukraine win this unprovoked fight.
Many students from all over the world are still stuck in Ukraine and are asking for help from their home countries as life over there is very uncertain. People are forced to take shelter in railways’ basements and are not getting proper food or medical facilities