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London Mayor Sadiq Khan hopes the service, dubbed “London Stands with Ukraine”, will be an opportunity to send a unified message of support to the Ukrainian people. Russia’s invasion of the country has now entered its fifth week and has claimed many lives, while forcing millions to flee their homes.
When does London Stands with Ukraine start?
Starting at 2 p.m. this Saturday, the march will last an hour before the proceedings move on to the vigil which is due to start at 3 p.m.
The vigil is then scheduled to last until 5 p.m.
What is the route of the walk?
Park Lane is where the walk will begin before it finally ends in Trafalgar Square.
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The event was hosted by the Mayor of London who encouraged Londoners to “stand with the Ukrainian people”.
He said: “Over the past few weeks, the world has been impressed by the strength and courage shown by the people of Ukraine in the face of this unprovoked and shocking attack on their country.
“London has a long history of being a haven for those fleeing conflict, and we stand ready to welcome Ukrainian refugees.
“I want to give everyone who wants to show their solidarity a chance to stand with the Ukrainian people.
“Together we will march and unite in Trafalgar Square to show our support for our friends in Ukraine and call for an urgent end to this atrocity.”
Hanya Dezyk, Board Director of the Association of Ukrainians in Britain, added: “We are delighted that Londoners and visitors from across the UK are coming together in London to send a message of solidarity with the Ukrainian people.
“It has been incredibly difficult for Ukrainians living in the UK and around the world to see what is happening to our homeland, and the sight of people uniting in the streets on our behalf gives us hope and strengthens our determination to fight for the freedom of Ukraine”
Anyone wishing to donate to support the people of Ukraine will be encouraged to donate to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (UNCERF).