The World Congress of Ukrainians reported record numbers of people turned out for rallies in support of Ukraine on Feb. 24, the second anniversary of Russia's full-scale invasion.

Participants, many of them Ukrainian diaspora and Ukrainians who recently fled Russia's war, registered their events on an interactive map created jointly by the World Congress of Ukrainians (WUC) and Ukrainian Truth.

The largest events were in Germany, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and Canada.

Ukrainians on a rally in South Africa. Photo: Ukrainian World Congress

Paul Grod, the President of the Ukrainian World Congress, addressed a rally at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., a prominent symbol of American democracy.

“The Ukrainian World Congress and all our friends around the world are calling on the international community to give Ukraine what it needs to win. It needs more weapons and it needs more ammunition. We need to increase sanctions and we need to seize Russian assets. We need to make Russia pay,” stated Paul Grod during his speech.

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In Prague,  Czech President Petr Pavel inaugurated a large pro-Ukrainian action; in Brussels, the European Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders joined the peaceful rally.

Action in support of Ukraine in Prague. Photo: Ukrainian World Congress

The 28th Ukrainian Antarctic expedition members sent a video message from the icy continent.

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