Austinites in support of Ukrainian protesters rallied at the Capitol on Sunday.
They said the people in Ukraine do not like Russian government policies.
“They’re a democracy,” said Max Yemets, a Ukraine citizen living in Austin. “The forces of democracy and their freedom of expression is being suppressed to a degree never seen before. On paper right now, technically my country is a military police state.”
The protestors say they’re calling on Texas senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz to push for sanctions and other penalties against Ukraine’s government.