In pictures: Liverpool lights up yellow and blue for Ukraine

Ukrainian Independence Day also marked six months since the war with invading nation Russia began.

Wednesday 24 August marked Ukrainian Independence Day, and six months since Russia’s invasion of the country began.

In Ukraine, celebrations were unable to take place - with fears for safety - but here in Liverpool, the local Ukrainian community organised an afternoon and evening of education, entertainent and celebration.

At the Museum of Liverpool, Ukrainians who are staying in the city, as well as local supporters, attended an educational presentation.

The presentation was in both Ukrainian and English and discussed the Russian invasion, Ukraine’s tech industry and crop industry and presented ways Liverpudlians can help out - whether that be hosting a Ukrainian family, providing job opportunities or donating to charities.

Several people were wearing traditional Ukrainian clothing, or waving their national flag with pride.

In the evening, large crowds gathered to show unity with Ukraine and a dance group perfomed and sang the national anthem.

Scouse supporters held ‘We stand with Ukraine’ signs and handed out badges, before Liverpool World Museum was lit up in the colours of the Ukrainian flag.

LiverpoolWorld attended the events throughout the evening and we have put together a gallery showing Liverpool’s unity with Ukraine.

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