Hungarians on Saturday took to the streets in support of Russia or Ukraine in separate gatherings amid the war between the two countries.
Hundreds of people, including Ukrainians and other nationalities, gathered at the capital Budapest’s Deak Ferenc Square. The protest was organized by the Ukrainian Cultural Association in Hungary.
Carrying Ukrainian flags, the protesters held banners reading “No to war”, "Stop Russia,” and “Free Ukraine.”
Meanwhile, a small number of people, gathered at the Liberty Square to support Russia, carried banners holding the US and NATO responsible for the Russia-Ukraine war.
At least 2,899 civilians have been killed and 3,235 others injured in Ukraine since the war started on Feb. 24, according to UN estimates. The true toll is feared to be much higher.
More than 5.4 million people have fled to other countries, with some 7.7 million people internally displaced, data from the UN refugee agency shows.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.