A flower-laying ceremony dedicated to the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion

On February 24, 2024, a flower-laying ceremony dedicated to the second anniversary of the full-scale invasion was held at the Honorary Consulate of Ukraine in Bali. The action was organized with respect to the local law, without rallies and demonstrations.

On this day Ukraine and the whole world marked 2 years since Russia’s full-scale military invasion of Ukraine started. At the same time, it is important not to forget that the Russian aggression against Ukraine started much earlier — on the 19th of February in 2014. On this day, all over the world, millions of Ukrainians honor the memory of the dead and victims, support their country, and remind the world that the war continues.

Ukrainians in Bali brought photos of people who died and wrote their stories and sad memories about the war in the memory book, people also lit candles to honor the victims of the war. The Ukrainian community in Bali consists of thousands of people and actively helps locals, does charity events, and respects Indonesian traditions and laws.

The photo exhibition “Unissued Diplomas” took place on the territory of the Ukrainian Consulate in Bali. The exhibition honored the memory of Ukrainian students who will never graduate because their lives were taken by the Russian invasion. Those photos reveal the stories of 30 Ukrainian students killed in the war.

For the second year now, Ukraine has been suffering from Russian aggression and needs international support to restore peace and prosperity. Ukrainian people demonstrate to the world examples of courage, resilience, and unity in the face of a cruel enemy that is far superior.

According to the World Bank rebuilding Ukraine's economy after Russia's invasion is expected to cost $486 billion.


During the last 10 years, 91,749 m2 of Ukrainian land has been occupied, it’s twice as much as the Netherlands area (41,526 m2) and almost equal to the South Korea area (98,480 m2).

Many cities were completely destroyed: Bakhmut, Avdiivka, Mariupol, Maryinka, Piski, Severodonetsk, Popasna, Soledar, and many others.

The economy was also affected critically: Ukraine’s GDP has decreased by 25% since 2022 (through 2024), and 40% of the electricity generating capacity was destroyed.

But the main losses are people. Documentally confirmed that 10,191 Ukrainians died and 17,535 were wounded. This statistic doesn't include the missing data of mass murders in the occupied cities - which is approximately from several to dozens of thousands of victims. Ukraine has more than 9 million displaced citizens, and almost 6 million of them are international refugees.

Ukraine's victory is a guarantee of the world’s stability. Through a brutal, demonstrative violation of the norms of international law, the Russian Federation seeks to dismantle the international order, destroy the unity of the country, and return the world to the age of empires and colonial wars. 

That’s why the international community should continue cooperating with Ukraine in the spirit of solidarity to protect food security, energy, finance, environmental and nuclear security, and safety globally, which is in big danger now because of the impacts of Russia’s aggressive war against Ukraine.

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