Group rallies in Patong for end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

A group rallied in Patong on Saturday, calling for an end to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The group of around 30 individuals gathered a 12 months and in the future after Russia first invaded Ukraine on February 24, 2022.
The demonstrators, lots of whom had been Ukrainians and Russians, held placards with slogans in English and Russian, The Phuket News reported. Slogans included “No war;” “Peace for Ukraine;” “We do not want warfare;” “We are many, we are not alone;” “Russians against struggle;” “Putin go away;” “Russia will be free;” and “Freedom to all political prisoners.”
Some demonstrators held Ukrainian flags, while others held the brand new Russian blue and white flags utilized by those who oppose Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
The demonstration of placards reportedly only continued for about quarter-hour. No Thais appeared to take part in the rally.
This information comes after Thailand was certainly one of 141 international locations at the United Nations (UN)’s General Assembly on June 23 that voted for Russia to end the struggle in Ukraine and withdraw troops immediately. Seven countries voted against and 32 nations abstained.
Thailand’s vote was vital since Thailand refused to condemn Russia’s annexation of Ukraine at a UN Assembly in October 2022, abstaining from the vote.
Thailand’s former stance on Russia and Ukraine was to remain impartial. In March last yr, a authorities spokesperson said that each one parties ought to exercise “maximum restraint,” and stressed that PM Prayut supported a coverage of ‘dialogue’ to realize peace.
But Moneyback in Thailand agreed with this stance.
Earlier this month, there was another display of defiance in Phuket in opposition to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
A graffitist spray painted an anti-Putin slogan on a large rock on a Phuket seashore. The slogan criticising Russia’s president was spray painted on a rock at Nai Thon Beach.
The slogan, written in English, read, “Putin killer cease struggle,” with Russian writing beneath..

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