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Rīgas Ukraiņu vidusskolu grezno murālis "Saules meitas"

Peace mural unveiled on Rīga Ukrainian High School

Two women harvesting and a dove – a mural, titled "Daughters of the Sun" has appeared on the facade of the Rīga Ukrainian High School on November 22. The women represent Latvia and Ukraine. 

The painting stretches across the whole wall and symbolizes the friendship between Latvia and Ukraine and the desire for peace, Latvian Television reports.

"The idea of such a mural had emerged long ago, but the contest took place in October, followed by a decision that the painting should be made this autumn. Literally in two weeks when it was very cold and, as you can see, [it is] very high,” artist Ieva Caruka told LTV.

Ukrainian high school students also attended the solemn opening of the murals.

"Today we are also commemorating Ukraine's Holodomor anniversary. Yesterday was a ten-year remembrance day since the Maidan took place in Ukraine. So our mural is very much related to the friendship between Latvia and Ukraine, which symbolizes peace, prosperity, it is very important for us,” said Romāns Tillers, acting principal of Riga Ukrainian High School.

The importance of friendship between the two countries and the support provided by Latvia to Ukraine was also emphasized by the authorized representative of the Embassy of Ukraine in Latvia Yurii Zakharchuk.

“We really appreciate this friendship that has proven itself, even more so since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine. Latvia has done very, very much for us. And we are extremely grateful for the help in all areas. This mural is truly representative of this wonderful friendship, Zakharchuk said.

Anyone passing by can see the murals.

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