Protestors Gather At State Capitol For Ukraine Peace Rally

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DENVER (CBS4) – People in Denver feel influenced about what’s happening in Ukraine as a group gathered at the steps of the State Capitol Sunday rallying for peace.

When reflecting about turmoil over 5,000 miles away, all Yaroslava Wollett has is her voice.

“I’m from Ukraine, and my parents live there. I’m very worried. Ukraine free them,” Wollett said.

Ukraine’s battle against Putin casts a shadow over Wollett and dozens of other protestors in Denver.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

“I think for all the world, everyone has to know about this because it’s danger not only for Ukraine. I think it’s danger for all the world,” Wollett said.

“Nobody wants fight. Nobody wants to be killed.”

Holding signs and Ukraine’s state flag at the steps of the State Capitol, they asked others to join the fight.

“I think it’s important for the world’s intentions. The world gravitates towards peace,” said protestor Josh Wood.

Wood held a sign for his wife who’s from Ukraine.

“Ukraine is its own sovereign nation. They deserve their own independence like they’ve maintained for many years,” said Wood.

The group marched to a Russian Consulate a couple of blocks away singing Ukraine’s national anthem as they showed support for peace, freedom and democracy.

“Everybody is going to work together and show support. That’s what we hope,” said Wollett.

The group told CBS4 they had a larger turnout Sunday than they expected and they hope their rallies continue to grow.

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