Maria Shango, Kyiv

The Kyiv Region of the war period is densely covered with scars of the first 4 months of the war. We will never forget Bucha, Borodianka, resiting Hostomel and Vorzel. Bomb hits on Kyiv and the region will be sadly etched in memory.


No matter how dark it was, spring came to the Kyiv Region and adorned with flowers destroyed houses, barred fences, and our tired souls.


A great victory happened, greater than you or me – nature won. It is a force stronger and more life-giving than any in the world.


The same herbs and flowers that we enjoy now will flourish on the slopes of the Dnipro River for our descendants.