The iconic Spinnaker Tower, in Portsmouth, has joined other UK landmarks - and those around the world - in sending a message of support to Ukraine, after the Russian invasion.

On Thursday night, buildings were bathed in yellow and blue, the colours of the country's flag.

Number 10, Downing Street led the tributes for the UK and the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin, Rome's Colosseum and a station in Melbourne were among other locations to take part.

On the south coast, the colours were visible from the Isle of Wight as they bathed Portsmouth's Spinnaker Tower. 

Isle of Wight County Press: Photo by @billbbxPhoto by @billbbx

Isle of Wight County Press: Downing Street, via the PM's Twitter account.Downing Street, via the PM's Twitter account.

Isle of Wight County Press: The Spinnaker Tower, by Simon Long.The Spinnaker Tower, by Simon Long.


Leaders of the 30 Nato allied nations will meet today (Friday) after Russia launched a full-scale invasion early yesterday morning.

By the end of the day, the Ukrainian government said 137 civilians and military personnel had been killed.