‘No War in Ukraine’ protest to be held in Birmingham as Russia invades Kiev and other cities

Birmingham Stop the War Coalition is organising a protest and rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and to stop NATO expansion

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The people of Birmingham are being urged to join a protest and rally in the city to stand against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The demonstration is also opposing the expansion of NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, which an intergovernmental military alliance between 28 European countries and 2 North American countries.

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It is being organised by Birmingham Stop the War Coalition which has condemned the movement of Russian forces into eastern Ukraine.

The coalition is demanding that Russia withdraw its troops and resume diplomatic negotiations to resolve the crisis.

They say the conflict is due to 30 years of failed policies, which includes the expansion of NATO and dominance of the US at the expense of other countries.

The protest and rally will be held in High Street (outside Waterstones/Bullring) in Birmingham city centre at 5pm on Monday 28 February.

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Protests are being held in London today (Thursday, February 24) and have been held across Europe.

Women show posters in support of the Ukraine as they attend a demonstration along the street near the Russian embassy to protest against the escalation of the tension between Russia and Ukraine in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber.Women show posters in support of the Ukraine as they attend a demonstration along the street near the Russian embassy to protest against the escalation of the tension between Russia and Ukraine in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber.
Women show posters in support of the Ukraine as they attend a demonstration along the street near the Russian embassy to protest against the escalation of the tension between Russia and Ukraine in Berlin, Germany. Photo: AP Photo/Markus Schreiber.

What has Birmingham Stop the War Coalition has said about the Russina attacks against Ukraine in their own words?

Organiser Adam Yosef told BirminghamWorld: "Stop the War condemns the movement of Russian forces into eastern Ukraine and urges that they immediately withdraw, alongside the resumption of diplomatic negotiations to resolve the crisis.

"This dispute could and should be resolved peacefully, and that remains the only basis for a lasting settlement, rather than the imposition of military solutions.  That it has not been resolved is not, however, the responsibility of the Russian or Ukrainian governments alone.

"The conflict is the product of thirty years of failed policies, including the expansion of NATO and US hegemony at the expense of other countries as well as major wars of aggression by the USA, Britain and other NATO powers which have undermined international law and the United Nations.

Youth groups protesting against the Ukraine invasion at the Russian Embassy in Berlin.Youth groups protesting against the Ukraine invasion at the Russian Embassy in Berlin.
Youth groups protesting against the Ukraine invasion at the Russian Embassy in Berlin.
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"The British government has played a provocative role in the present crisis, talking up war, decrying diplomacy as appeasement and escalating arms supplies and military deployments to Eastern Europe.

“We send our solidarity to all those campaigning for an end to the war, often under very difficult conditions, in Russia and Ukraine.  Stop the War can best support them by demanding a change in Britain’s own policy, which can be seen to have failed."

The Birmingham Stop the War Coalition has called for a ‘No War in Ukraine’ protest and rally against the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and to stop NATO expansion. This will be held in High Street (outside Waterstones/Bullring) in Birmingham city centre at 5pm on Monday 28 February.

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