Pro-Russian and pro-Ukrainian demonstrations in Cologne

About 1,000 people gathered to demonstrate against arms shipments to Ukraine and in support of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

A pro-Ukrainian demonstration attracted far more attendees.

However, the approximately 10,000 registered protesters were not reached.

A large contingent of police was deployed to avoid clashes between the two groups.

When around 50 pro-Ukrainian protesters positioned themselves near the pro-Russian demonstration, the police shifted their route.