A monument from the Soviet era erected in Kyiv To symbolize the friendship between Russia and Ukraine He was ousted on Tuesday (26) in response to the Russian invasion of the neighboring country, according to the city’s mayor.
The statue showed a Ukrainian and Russian worker on a pedestal, and together they hold a Soviet friendship system. The statue is located under the “People’s Friendship Arch” erected in 1982 to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the Soviet Union.
Ukrainian-Russian friendship statue removed from Kyiv
“The monument … symbolizes the friendship between the Ukrainian and Russian peoples. Now we see what this “friendship” is: the destruction of Ukrainian cities, the destruction of Ukrainian lives, the killing of tens of thousands of peaceful people. I am convinced that this monument has a completely different meaning now, ”he said. Mayor KyivVitali Klitschko.
The arch placed above the image will remain in place, but it will no longer be called the “People’s Friendship Arch” and will receive the colors of the Ukrainian flag (blue and yellow). There are no indications yet on what the new designation will be.
A Soviet monument commemorating the friendship between Ukraine and Russia after it was demolished (Photo: Gleb Garanish/Reuters)
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