Monuments around the world lit up with the national blue and yellow colors of the Ukrainian flag in solidarity with the people of Ukraine after the Russian invasion.
The London Eye, Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square, the Eiffel Tower and the Roman Colosseum were lit up in national colors on Friday evening as Vladimir Putin’s troops advanced on the Ukrainian capital Kiev.
The iconic Fisherman’s Bastion in Budapest, Hungary, the Ludwinsburg Palace in Germany, and the 16th-century Palazzo Marino in Milan, Italy, also lit up with blue and yellow stripes in solidarity with Ukrainians whose lives were torn apart by the war.
Yesterday, the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin was illuminated with yellow and blue stripes, as was the façade of 10 Downing Street in London and Flinders railway station in Melbourne, Australia.
Russian rockets fired at Kyiv on Friday as families hid in shelters and authorities ordered people to prepare firebombs to defend their capital.
Ukrainian forces fought off Russian forces in the capital on Friday as the city prepares for possible nighttime airstrikes. Few expect Ukraine to emerge victorious from a war that will almost certainly be protracted, bloody and brutal, but so far, Kiev’s forces have managed to inflict heavy losses on Putin’s forces.
UNITED KINGDOM: The London Eye lights up in yellow and blue in solidarity with Ukraine on Friday following Russia’s invasion.
FRANCE: The Eiffel Tower is lit up in the national colors of Ukraine on Friday. The operator of the monument said that the monument would be illuminated with the national colors of Ukraine “in support of the Ukrainian people” for three nights.
HUNGARY: The Fisherman’s Bastion, one of the main attractions in the Hungarian capital Budapest, is lit up in Ukrainian national colors at the Buda Castle on Friday.
ITALY: A moment of torchlight procession in solidarity with the Ukrainian people outside the Colosseum in Rome on Friday as the monument is lit up in blue and yellow
ITALY: The Palazzo Marino in Milan, Italy, is lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag on Friday following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.
UNITED KINGDOM: Nelson’s Column in London’s Trafalgar Square is illuminated with yellow and blue lights in solidarity with Ukraine on Friday.
GERMANY: The Ludwigsburg Palace in Ludwigsburg, Germany, is lit up in the colors of the Ukrainian flag on Friday.
SCOTLAND: Andrew’s House in Edinburgh is lit up in the yellow and blue colors of the Ukrainian flag on Friday.
A protester stands with a banner as the colors of the Ukrainian flag are projected onto Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square in central London on Friday, while the Eiffel Tower is also lit up.
WALES: The Welsh Government building at Cathays Park in Cardiff is lit up in the colors of Ukraine’s national flag on Friday.
UNITED KINGDOM: The London Eye lights up in the colors of Ukraine’s national flag in solidarity with the Ukrainians who were captured by Putin’s forces
SCOTLAND: The flag of Ukraine flies outside St Andrew’s House in Edinburgh as the building is illuminated in blue and yellow.
UK: The SIS building in London was lit up with yellow and blue lights on Thursday in solidarity with Ukrainians
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy, illuminated in the colors of the Ukrainian flag on a historic landmark Thursday after Putin’s invasion
The Brandenburg Gate is lit in the colors of the Ukrainian flag during an anti-war protest after Russian President Vladimir Putin authorized a military operation in eastern Ukraine in Berlin, Germany on Thursday.
The facade of 10 Downing Street, the residence of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is illuminated in blue and yellow in solidarity with Ukraine on Thursday.
The historic St George’s Hall in Liverpool is illuminated in yellow and blue as a sign of support and solidarity with the people of Ukraine on Thursday.