Friday the 24th February marks one year since Russia started its war against Ukraine.

Over eight million people have been forced to leave Ukraine, and another five million have been internally displaced.

Almost 23,000 people from Ukraine have travelled to Scotland seeking safety.

To highlight the ongoing plight of those in Ukraine, the Association of Ukrainians in Great Britain has organised a demonstration in Glasgow.

The AUGB Glasgow said: “For one year, Ukraine has fought heroically to defend itself and Europe against this terrorist state that is Putin’s Russia. And we will prevail. But we need your support.

“We call upon the people of Glasgow for your much needed moral support.”

Minister Neil Gray will be among the speakers at the event.

The demonstration will be followed by a march through the city centre.

Event details

Date: 24 February 2023

Location: George Square, Glasgow

Time: The demonstration starts at 3.30pm, followed by a procession from 5.30pm

A broad range of events are also planned in Edinburgh to commemorate the anniversary. Find the full programme here.

We’re working closely with local councils, partner organisations and communities across the country to make sure that people fleeing the war in Ukraine receive a warm welcome in Scotland.

If you need advice please call our free helpline on 0808 1967 274. Find more information here.

Gilly Furmage
Author: Gilly Furmage