A year of pain, resistance and strength: a series of events in Switzerland dedicated to Ukraine


One year ago, on 24 February 2022, the Russian Federation cynically violated international law, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the democratic state of Ukraine.

ke place in Switzerland on 24 and 25 February: a peaceful march, commemorations, prayers for peace, solidarity evenings, demonstrations. In Geneva, Bern and Zurich, a series of events is planned over several weeks. Actions will take place in the central squares of the cities, prayers for peace will be held in temples.

Discussions, conferences, concerts, master classes and screenings of "Hamlet Syndrome" in Zurich and "The Earth" in Geneva are also planned.

In the political capital Bern, the anniversary of the war in Ukraine will be commemorated with the President of the National Council, Martin Kandinas, and representatives of the Ukrainian communities in Switzerland.

The international light concept "Light Will Win Over Darkness" #LightWillWinOwerDarkness will also be implemented in major Swiss cities as a sign of protest against the war in Ukraine. During the campaign, anyone who wishes can light a candle in memory of all victims of war in Ukraine. Organisers encourage people to bring two candles: one to light themselves and one to share with a stranger.

and events in many cities of Switzerland. Please get to know and join the actions of solidarity and unity with the Ukrainian people and the strengthening of the democratic world's opposition to the dictatorship on the anniversary of the war in Ukraine in the squares of your cities.


Events and Activities



16:00 Münster, Gedenkanlass: Gebet für den Frieden 

19:00 – 21:30 Kirchgemeindehaus Nydegg, Nydeggstalden 9, Gesprächsabend: Pazifismus in der Krise? 

19:00  20:00 Bahnhofplatz, Bern With Ukraine. Friedensmahnmal fur die Ukraine 


13:30 Schützenmatte, Nationale Friedensdemo #StandWithUkraine 




17:00 la Place des Nations, Manifestation „Ukrainian victory is the whole world’s victory“ 

19:30 – 23:00 Les cinémas du Grütli (rue du Général-Dufour, 16), Soirée de solidarité avec le peuple Ukrainien 

19:30 Projection de The Hamlet Syndrome 

21:00 Conférence-débat sur la situation en Ukraine 


15:00 Zone piétonne du Mont-Blanc, Manifestation : Arrêtez la guerre – soutenez l’Ukraine 

26. 02. 2023

14:00 – 16:00 Place des Nations, Les Russes contre l’invasion de l’Ukraine par Poutine 




18:00 Place St-François, Rassemblement contre l’agression russe




12:00 – 19:00 Kulturhaus Helferei, Workshops zu ukrainischer Kultur 

14:00 Stadthausanlage, Kundgebung: Russ*innen gegen den Krieg

15:30 Helvetiaplatz, Umzug #LightWillWinOverDarkness #StandWithUkraine Solidaritz march for Ukraine 

17:30 Grossmünster, Gedenkanlass zum Jahrestag der Invasion 

19:00 Kulturhaus Helferei, Vorführung Film „Zemlia“ 




17:30 – 19:30 Marktplatz, Mahnwache

18:30 Elisabethenstrasse 14, Offene Kirche Elisabeth




11:00 - 13:30 Rue de Romont 30, Manifestation pacifique et le concert 




17:00 rue de l’hôpital, Rendez-vous à devant la Fontaine de la Justice




17:30 Piazzale FFS, Ucraina: un anno di aggressione militare da parte della Russia di Putin




14:00 – 18:00 Marktplatz, Standaktion von Amnesty International 


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