Gathered in Dublin this afternoon to support Ukraine’s accession to the EU

The Ukrainian diaspora in Ireland will hold a rally in Dublin this afternoon calling for their country’s accession to the European Union.

His event will be held at Europe House Dublin, on Mount Street Lower at 4:30pm.

In a statement posted on Twitter, the organizers wrote: “Ukraine is Europe. It fights for European values. Support Ukraine to join the EU”.

The group’s Twitter bio also said, “This is the end of Putin.”

It comes as Taoiseach Michael Martin has confirmed Ireland will support Ukraine’s bid to join the European Union.

In a series of tweets posted last week, Mr Martin said he had told Ukrainian Prime Minister Denys Shmyhal that Ireland would give his country’s application “strong support”.

“I told Denys Shmyhal of our strong support for EU enlargement and Ukraine’s application for membership.

“The Prime Minister reiterated the leadership’s determination to stay in Ukraine and uphold the rights of the people,” he wrote.

Meanwhile, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly raised his country’s desire to join the EU during recent meetings with European leaders.

This afternoon’s protest will follow a series of protests across Ireland calling for an end to Russia’s war in Ukraine.

The Russian embassy on Orwell Road has seen mass protests since the conflict began two weeks ago.

Garda security at the embassy has been beefed up this week.

Russia has demanded an official apology and “full compensation” from the Irish government for the damage inflicted on its embassy. Gathered in Dublin this afternoon to support Ukraine’s accession to the EU

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