At the end of February it will be one year since Russia invaded Ukraine. To mark the day, CND and Stop the War have called a national demonstration in central London on Saturday 25 February at midday to say no to war, and no to nuclear war. 

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From the very beginning, we have demanded ‘Russian troops out,’ and we also opposed NATO expansion, which was one of the causes of the war and the rapid military escalation in the conflict. One year on, the situation is deadlocked and it is clear there can be no winners in this war, that is why we need to be on the streets to demand peace talks now.

The existential threat of a nuclear war between NATO and Russia must be eliminated. Between them, they have around 12,000 nuclear weapons —some 100 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb. Join us as we call for peace, and an end to the very real threat of a nuclear war.

Assemble outside BBC Broadcasting House, Portland Place in London for march, followed by a rally in Trafalgar Square.

Speakers at the rally include: Tariq Ali, Writer & Activist; Brian Eno, Stop the War President & Musician; Claudia Webbe MP; Andrej Hunko, German MP (Die Linke); Emma Dent Coad, Labour group leader for Kensington & Chelsea council; Lowkey, Stop the War Patron & Musician; Lindsey German, Stop the War Convenor; Tom Unterrainer, CND Chair; Lord John Hendy KC; Andrew Murray, Stop the War Deputy President; Martin Kavanagh, PCS Deputy President; Carlos Barros, RMT NEC member; and Mohammad Asif, Afghan Human Rights Foundation. Rally chaired by Kate Hudson, CND, and Shelly Asquith, Stop the War.

With statements from Oleg Bodrov, Russian physicist and peace activist; Yurii Sheliazhenko, Ukrainian Pacifist Movement; and Clare Daly MEP.

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