LUkraine protest march, 24 Feb 2024; Credit: Ali Sahib

On Saturday 24 February 2024, around 2,000 people - according to the Police Grand Ducale - expressed solidarity with the people of Ukraine by marching from Luxembourg-Gare to the Place de Clairefontaine in Luxembourg city centre.

The demonstration, organised by LUkraine Asbl, was a call for unity and solidarity, "recognising that Ukraine's battle against aggression is a pivotal moment for the whole of Europe... It's a demonstration of our shared commitment to peace, democracy and the belief that our collective actions today will shape the future of not just Ukraine, but the entire European continent... Luxembourg knows very well what fighting for independence and national identity means, and this is what unites us. Choosing any other scenario but the victory of Ukraine means letting Russia wreck the world order and the peace the world has been trying to maintain since WWII... Together, we can send a powerful message that we are united against evil and for a peaceful future".

The march got underway shortly after 14:00 and took almost an hour to complete, moving along the Avenue de la Liberté, over the Pont Adolphe, along the Boulevard FD Roosevelt and up to the Place Clairefontaine where a number of people, including politicians and LUkraine representatives, addressed the crowd in an official Commemorating Ceremony. The speakers included Nicolas Zharov, President of LUkraine Asbl; Claude Wiseler, President of the Chambre of Deputies of Luxembourg; Anne Calteaux, Head of Representation at the Representation of the EU Commission to Luxembourg; Vladimír Bärtl, Czech Republic Ambassador in Luxembourg; and Sam Elsey, President of the Luxembourg Youth Parliament.