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Ukrainians, Russians in Phuket call out for peace

Ukrainians, Russians in Phuket call out for peace

PHUKET: Ukrainians and Russians in Phuket today gathered in front of the Russian Consulate for Phuket, to protest the invasion of Russian forces into Ukraine and to call for the end of war.

By Eakkapop Thongtub

Monday 28 February 2022, 06:21PM

The group numbered about 80 Ukrainians and Russians in total, holding placards and shouting chants including “No War”, among others.

Irina Demidova led a group of about 20 protesters to hold their demonstration in front of the Russian Consulate “Temporary Office” at Royal Phuket Marina at 9:30am.

By 10am they moved to join the larger group at the entrance to the marina, on Thepkrasattri Rd in Koh Kaew, calling for peace in Ukraine.

The protesters said they had only two demands: to end the war in Ukraine; and to stop violence and the killing of innocents.

Between chanting anti-war and pro-peace slogans, the group sang the Ukrainian national anthem.

Present to ensure the demonstration proceeded peacefully were Phuket City Chief Lt Col Sarawut Chuprasit and Lt Col Ekachai Siri of the Phuket Tourist Police.

Also present were officers from the Phuket branch of the Internal Security Operations Command (Isoc), which serves as the political arm of the Thai military, Phuket Phuket Provincial Police Chief Maj Gen Sermphan Sirikong and Phuket Vice Governor Anuphap Rodkwan Yodrabam.

Phuket Governor Narong Woonciew had assigned the officers to oversee the demonstration and ensure that the protesters were careful to not break the law.

The protesters peacefully disbanded at 10:30am.

Of note, no Thais came out to protest and support the rally.

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christysweet | 02 March 2022 - 13:11:54

The woman organizing these actions is Russian, and it be commended as she could face reprisals. 

christysweet | 02 March 2022 - 13:10:29

USA,  nor any member state  of Nato use cluster bombs or incendiary 'vacuum' bombs, both of which are banned under international agreements,   but  Russia is now using- possibly on civilians. 

harald | 02 March 2022 - 05:57:31

no thais there because thais hate the terror state usa and nato (north atlantic terror organization) 

harald | 02 March 2022 - 05:53:54

funny this supposed russians there with russian flags only speaking some english, bad russian or only ucrainian langwich :-D 

christysweet | 01 March 2022 - 22:40:55

Irina has organized a protest walk tomorrow along Patong beach   11 AM- 12 At the  Patong 'White' sign which is directly west of Bangla Walking street. (and on Google maps) 

DeKaaskopp | 01 March 2022 - 12:29:05

@JohnC    And did you join them ?  Or where did you stage your protest?

JohnC | 01 March 2022 - 09:31:05

No Thais protesting or supporting this is indeed sad.. Just like their sad PM, keeps his mouth shut to not upset his pay masters.


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