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Flowers for St Volodymyr – 4

Photograph of the base of the statue of St Volodymr, at junction of Holland Park and Holland Park Avenue, London Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, 24 February, the first anniversary of the  Russian invasion of Ukraine, 2023.

Although some flowers, including sunflowers, Helianthus annuus, the national flower of Ukraine, have been placed at the statue, the emphasis was on cuddly toys, each bearing the name and age of a child killed during the war.  It is estimated  that 450 children have been killed.

Edited 4 March 2023.

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