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Rally for Ukraine held in Cleveland

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Posted at 3:28 PM, Feb 26, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-26 17:04:37-05

CLEVELAND — Cleveland residents showed their support for Ukraine during a demonstration at the Free Stamp Downtown Saturday afternoon.

You can watch the demonstration in the player below:

Rally for Ukraine held in Cleveland

The rally was hosted by the Cleveland Maidan Association, a nonprofit that seeks to raise funds to "purchase medical equipment for hospitals and basic necessities for the families affected or displaced by the armed conflict in Ukraine."

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The Russian military commenced a widespread attack on Ukraine early Thursday morning from its northern, southern and eastern borders. Shelling was reported in cities across the country, including in towns on the outskirts of the capital of Kyiv.

The shelling prompted thousands of people living in Kyiv — a city of about 3 million people — to pack up and evacuate the city.

RELATED: How the Russian invasion of Ukraine unfolded

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