Slava Ukrayini

On Saturday I attended the #LondonStandsWithUkraine march & rally, organized by the mayor. It’s not the first time I’m attending a pro-Ukraine protest, but this was the biggest, with tens of thousands people attending. It was heart-warming to see so many supporters, from different backgrounds, Ukrainian, Brits, Poles, Romanians, Russians, Kazacks, and Chechens. Slava Ukrayini! Or, in Romanian, Slavă Ucrainei!

Slava Ukrayini march

The march took about 1 hour and a half to get to Trafalgar square. There were so many people it was really slow. I am going to share a lot of pictures from the march.

arm Ukraine

arm Ukraine is, possibly, the most important slogan used at this kind of protests. Despite what the media is talking, which also show how poorly they understand what refugees really need, the Ukrainians, in their words, need weapons to defend themselves. We should be sending air planes and tanks, more weapons, more munitions.

Chechen flag

Someone who, sadly, understands perfectly the situation in Ukraine was this Chechen, whose passionate chants triggered cheers from the crowd.

Erase ruble

Erase ruble is another chant close to my heart.

Go fuck yourself

The Snake Island sailors’ reply was on more than one placard. Luckily some of them survived and were exchanged in a prisoner swap.

London march


Mariupol as Guernica is such a powerful message too. I also saw “No Pasaran” on a T-shirt, a hint to the Spanish Civil War.

Put in

Two versions of the same idea, “Put in” and the following one “Put Out”.

Put Out

Romanian flag

This is the Romanian flag, which is the same at Moldova’s flag. We also share a language and, until recently, the same national anthem. The national coat of arms differ in only one aspect, we have a sword while Moldovans have an olive branch.

The problem is that there are Russian troops in Transnistria, an unrecognised breakaway state internationally recognised as part of Moldova, similar to the Donetsk region of Ukraine. So, it is understandable why we all feel so strongly about what is happening in Ukraine, as we know the maniac might target Moldova next.


Definitely not the only Russian at the event, people were very supportive of them, which was so wonderful to see.

Stand with Ukraine

Stop financing Putler's war

I just hope, in vain, that the Germans will stop financing the war. Buying oil, gas, and coal from the Russians directly funds the killing of Ukrainians.

Slava Ukrayini

What you can do? Stop buying from brands that are still selling in Russia, boycott Chinese produced goods as much as possible considering they are still funding the war. India too, which makes me think UK should reconsider their aid policy, if the Indians are saving ££s by buying cheap Russian gas, maybe they don’t get aid from our taxes. We might as well spend that money on arms for Ukraine. Also, boycotting Chinese products would help in general, with climate change, rights of Uyghurs Muslims, and so on. Anyone following the principle of spending time not money would get more from both their time and their money.

7 Comment

  1. It’s amazing to see so many people united for Ukraine. We need to keep showing support to them and make demands so that they are safe eventually. Thank you for sharing and for taking part!

    Julia x

  2. So amazing to see such support for Ukraine, it’s really heartening. Of course the West should do more – I don’t understand why supplying Nlaws and Javelins is OK but supplying planes would trigger WW3 but there you go. What a great day, Anca.

    1. Yes, I fully agree that planes would be very useful to them and I can’t see why they are so different from Javelins.

  3. I appreciate you sharing all these photos along with your commentary. I enjoyed seeing what you had on Instagram. There’s some specific drone weapon that my husband keeps saying the US should give them.

    Did you carry any kind of flag or placard?
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    1. I bought a small flag from the march to wave. That was so nice too, the small flags were only £3 and the big ones £10. They didn’t try to make a (big or any) profit from the selling of the flags, both these versions had wooden sticks too, but most of the people who got the big flag draped them around them.

      I hope the west will send more weapons. It’s so upsetting. Also with Moldova, as a relative told me about how much they are scared in Moldova, that a friend of theirs is trying desperately to convince her mother to move to Romania, to safety. Her parents have a basement that they want to use as a bomb shelter… just think of the kind of talks friends have at this time in Romania.

  4. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing these. Fabulous photos (and signs) I can see why you went and if that was in my city, I would have gone, too. There had to be such positive energy.

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